Haymarket Center

CADC Program

 - 2020 Class Registration is Closed -


The March 17th class start date has been delayed due to COVID 19.   The earliest potential start date is now May 12, 2020. 

If you are registered, please stay tuned to emails from Haymarket Center and this website


The McDermott Learning Center Addiction Counselor Training Program

The McDermott Learning Center Addiction Counselor Training Program (CADC curriculum) is accredited by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB). Students completing the 225 hour program will have fulfilled the educational requirements to become a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) and are ready to take the CADC certification examination offered by the Illinois Certification Board. Upon passing the examination individuals are registered with ICB and are eligible to apply at Haymarket or other eligible sites in order to take part in 150 hours of supervised clinical practical experience as part of the total 300 (150 is Direct Practical Supervision) internship hours required to complete the CADC class requirements. Note: individuals with 2 years (4,000 hours) of paid Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse qualified work experience in the past four years may be eligible for certification after passing the CADC exam.

Classes begin March 17, 2020
Limited available openings
225 Approved Continuing Education Hours
Includes 15 hours of Addiction Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families and 15 hours of Addiction Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families

For More Info and Registration/Tuition Requirements


-  2020 Class Registration is Closed  -

If you have further questions

Please contact Lisa Abrams, LCPC 
Haymarket Center 312-226-7984 ext. 581 or labrams@hcenter.org

Faculty: Classes presented by experienced ICB certified instructors, who maintain a passion for enhancing the field of addiction through education and mentorship.

Class: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tues, Wed, and Thu

Begin: March 17, 2020 - Register Early, Class fills up fast!!!

End: September 17, 2020

Internships: Available

Cost: $2000.00 for full CADC Curriculum (Payment plans available, click on the link above to see the CADC Student Financial Agreement)

Deposit Required: $500 at the time application is submitted. 

Classes will be held:
Haymarket Center
932 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Parking is available in the community. Download the Spot Hero app or the Park Chicago App for parking assistance. 

For questions about refunds and withdrawals at the McDermott Professional Learning Center,
contact Lisa Abrams, LCPC at Haymarket Center 312- 226-7984 ext 581.

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