As of December 1, 2017, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) revoked the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators’ (CAADE) approval to register and/or certify Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counselors.  AOD counselors who were registered and/or certified with CAADE prior to December 1, 2017 must re-register or certify with an approved certifying organization (“CO”) by June 15, 2018.  If a counselor fails to re-register or certify with another DHCS approved CO by the deadline the counselor will no longer be able to provide AOD counseling services in DHCS licensed and certified programs.

The following are the two approved CO’s:

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
2400 Marconi Avenue
P.O. Box 214127
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (916) 338-9460

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs
1731 Howe Avenue, PMB #352
Sacramento, CA 95825-2209
Phone: (800) 464-3597

For additional information, please visit the joint CAADE CCAPP Transfer website. If you have behavioral healthcare or addiction treatment legal questions please contact Kathryn F. Edgerton (Russo) at (310) 203-2800 or

This blog post is not offered and should not be relied upon as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice in specific situations.