CADC Exam Information

100 multiple choice questions: Passing score of 78 required

Two hours to complete

Test is taken on a computer at a designated site (COD is one of the sites)

Questions cover basic knowledge areas relevant to addictions counselor functions:

  • Clinical Evaluation: 16 questions
  • Treatment Planning: 11 questions
  • Counseling: 15 questions
  • Case Management and Referral: 22 questions
  • Documentation: 14 questions
  • Client, Family, and Community Education: 8 questions
  • Professional and Ethical Responsibilities: 14 questions


$75 application fee

$175 test fee

$135 certification fee

  • The Illinois Certification Board (IAODAPCA) is the body in Illinois that certifies addictions counselors. Their address is:

401 E. Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (800) 272-2632
CADC application

  • CADC certification is good for two years. In that time, you must earn 40 hours of CEUs to maintain the credential.
  • The Illinois Certification Board offers additional certifications: CRADC, CSADC, CAADC, PCGC, MISA I & II

Contact Information

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Assistant Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Human Services Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Direct line: (630) 942-3248
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Human Services Office

The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010