Education Resources

  • Specific – when the title, goals, objectives or course outline are specifically focused on alcohol, tobacco, and/or other substance use issues. Key words in course titles may include substance abuse, substance use disorder, drug addiction, chemical dependency, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, or co-occurring disorders.
  • Related – when the title, goals, objectives or course outline content clearly indicate the course content addresses development of any of the domains, but the context may not directly address SUD issues (e.g. gambling, general counseling skills, EMDR, trauma-informed-care, clinical theory, therapeutic methods).
  • Not Applicable (N/A) – Trainings that may be required for the workplace but are not applicable to becoming a substance use disorder specialist (food safety, harassment, workplace violence, how to use a ladder).

MCBAP now accepts the following online alternatives for Ethics education towards the CADC, CAADC, and CCJP Initial Applications. 

1. The Basics of Addiction Counseling 11th Edition, Module III – Ethical and Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling


Education Approval Guidelines

The following is a list of acceptable sources of education other than those provided in the training calendars. For a continuously updated list, please check our website.

College and University Courses:

In order to be accepted the courses must be specific to substance abuse or to the performance domains of the credential you are applying for or renewing.  These courses must be offered by an accredited institution of higher education and accepted by the institution toward a recognized degree or approved by the college or university for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Credit is NOT ALLOWED for audited college courses.  One college semester credit is the equivalent of 15 hours, one quarter semester credit is the equivalent of 10 hours. Credit is not approved for experiential degrees or course credits within such degrees.

To verify accreditation status in the United States, go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation

IC&RC Member Approved:

Out-of-State education events, which have been approved by that state’s IC&RC member board, may be applied to this standard.

In-Service Education:

Hours may be earned for participation in in-service education trainings at MDCH licensed programs.  Home study and teleconferences can be applied to this standard if they are part of a MDCH licensed program’s in-service education.

State of Michigan Departments:

Education sponsored by State of Michigan departments, which is relevant to the domains of the certification that you are applying for or renewing, can be applied to this standard.

Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans:

Education provided by a PIHP, which is relevant to the domains of the certification you are applying for or renewing, can be applied to this standard.

Professional Associations:

Education, relevant to the domains of the credential that you are applying for or renewing, provided by the following associations may be applied to this standard:  Michigan Association of Substance Abuse Coordinating Agencies (MASACA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB), Employee Assistance Programs Association (EAPA), Michigan Counseling Association (MCA), Michigan Psychological Association (MPA), National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC), Michigan Association of Professional Psychologists (MAPP), Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Central Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)

MDCH Licensed Training Providers: 

Education relevant to the domain of the credential you are applying for or renewing and sponsored by a MDCH licensed training provider may be applied to this standard.