The McDermott Learning Center Addiction Counselor Training Program (CADC curriculum) is accredited by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB). Students graduating from the 225 hour program 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 ICB that is required to work as a substance abuse/addiction counselor in the State of Illinois. Upon passing the examination individuals are registered with ICB and are ready to start the 300 total internship hours, including 150 hours of supervised clinical practical experience required to complete the CADC certification process. 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.
A full refund minus a $25.00 administration fee will be given up to the start date of the curriculum. A refund minus $150.00 will be given during the first 2 weeks of the start of the curriculum. After two weeks from the start date, no refund will be given.