Where do I start first?
The best place to start is with your classes.
You can find our schedule and register for any classes immediately - no pre- requisite requirements needed.
Once you start you classes you can also start with your supervision.
You can also schedule a FREE addiction counselor planning meeting with me.
What are the basic requirements to get certified?
The general requirements include substance abuse education, clinical supervision and work experience. Please review specifics with each state certifying board/association:
Georgia Addiction Counselors Association or Alcohol and Drug Certification Board of Georgia.
Where are the CAC classes located?
The Extension, 1507 Church Street Extension, Marietta, GA 30061.
How much do the classes cost?
1 – day: $75.00.
2-days: normally $150.00 now discounted to $125.00. (Classes must be taken over 1 weekend only, on two consecutive date, for example Friday and Saturday. Classes cannot be split up over different dates like Friday or Saturday one month and Friday or Saturday the next month).
3 months: normally $375.00, now discounted to $310.00.
What if I want to pay for the full course?
The amount is $1200. Pay quarterly or every 6 months with approval by ACTS Consulting.
What if more than one person from my agency attends? Is there a group rate?
Yes – if three or more persons attend the same course the same date(s) then the cost is:
1 – day: $50.00.
2-days: $100. (Classes must be taken over 1 weekend only, on two consecutive date, for example Friday and Saturday. Classes cannot be split up over different dates like Friday or Saturday one month and Friday or Saturday the next month).
3 months: $310.00
Does payment for my classes expire?
Yes, you have 6 months to take your classes from your date of payment.
What happens if my classes are getting ready to expire? Is there a refund?
No; However, extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by ACTS Consulting.
Is the payment for my classes transferable?
Yes - you can have someone else attend in your place. Your class payment will still expire in 6 months unless approval is given by ACTS Consulting prior to expiration date.
What do I need to do to get certified?
Start with attending classes, then make an Addiction Counselor Planning session with me
Can I take online classes?
Yes, you can submit approval for online courses. Again, refer to the certifying boards for specific requirements.
What about college classes. Can those count?
Yes, you can receive up to 90 hours of credit for college hours, as long as the course content is related to the social services area. So you will still need to attend 90 hours of class content with ACTS Consulting for it to count toward your initial CAC certification application.
How will I know if my college classes will count?
Your Certified Clinical Supervisor should review the application requirement and process with you. Again, refer to GACA for specifics.
Where can I find a Certified Clinical Supervisor?
Diane Sherman is GACA Certified Clinical Supervisor. Supervision with her will count toward your initial or re-certification application.
What 's Next?