Addictions Counselor Certifications

Addictions counselor certifications are offered at College of DuPage through the Illinois Certification Board (ICB). ICB is a private, non-profit organization that promotes standards for professionals in the addictions field. ICB offers several certifications through the Testing Center at College of DuPage including:

CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CAAP - Associate Addictions Professional
CRSS - Recovery Support Specialist
CFPP - Family Partnership Professional

For more information on how to apply to test for these exams, please visit the ICB at

Individuals interested in more information on preparing for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) should visit the Human Services department at College of DuPage.

The Human Services program at College of DuPage is dedicated to providing quality instruction and in-depth clinical training for individuals interested in serving and assisting people in the areas of Addictions, Applied Gerontology, Corrections, Developmental Disabilities, Domestic/Family Violence, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Residential Child Care. All programs are approved by the Council on Standards in Human Services education. In addition to certificate or degree options, many working professionals choose to complete Human Services coursework at COD for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Contact Information

Academic Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06,

Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A08,