Registration and Membership


The California Regulations for Addiction Counselor Certification require that anyone working in a licensed AOD facility in California must register within 6 months of beginning work (this includes volunteers and interns). Once an individual has registered, they have five years to become certified. You have several options: Student Registration ($30), Intern Registration [CATC-i] ($78) ; Regular Membership, and Institutional/Organizational Membership (includes up to 20 individual memberships at discounted group rates). CAADE suggests that you register as soon as you begin your practicum or fieldwork class (Counselor regulations require everyone to register within 6 months of beginning to volunteer, intern, or work in any licensed facility). Once registered you will receive your copy of the quarterly CAADE Chronicles as well as discounted rates on membership and annual CAADE conference tickets. Once you pass the CATC exam you will receive an internship number as a CATC-i and will be considered a Registered Intern. You must become certified within 5 years of registering in the state.

Read this Overview of Counselor Certification in California (from Father Jack)

Print the appropriate registration application or renewal form below and mail with payment (check or money order - no cash, please) or proof of payment to:
CAADE, 5230 Clark Avenue, Suite 3, Lakewood, CA 90712.

Student Registration Application/Renewal (click for pdf file)

Registered Intern (CATC-i) Application/Renewal (click for pdf file)

Individual Membership/Renewal (click for pdf file)

Institutional or Organizational Membership Application (click for pdf file)

Ethics / Scope of Practice FORMS:

CAADE Code of Ethics

CAADE CATC Scope of Practice

California AOD Counselor Uniform Code of Conduct (revised 2012)

You may pay here with PayPal or a credit card. Save & print your receipt; include a copy with your application as proof of payment. You must complete and submit the Membership/Registration form in order to register or re-register. PayPal payment alone will not accomplish this. Other forms of payment include personal check, certified check, or money order. Checks returned for nonsufficient funds will be charged a $25 fee in addition to the regular fee and must be replaced with cash or Paypal/credit card payment.

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Select One of the Following Registration/Membership Options: