The CAC designation is an intermediate substance abuse credential for people who work side-by-side with clinical staff to develop and implement client treatment plans, as well as provide specified substance abuse treatment services.  The CAC requires a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.  Experience hours are prorated for applicants holding an AA degree or higher.

All CAC applicants will automatically earn the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential.  Click here for additional information on the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential.

The CAC is the reciprocal level credential for individuals transferring into Florida with the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential.

Certification Application Process:

Step 1:  If you do not already have one, you MUST create an online account in the FCB certification system.  Click here to create your free, online account.

Step 2:  Apply for certification from your FCB online account. 

General FCB policies and procedures that apply to all applicants are available here.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the CAC-specific standards and all mandatory forms.


*** Please note: Supervision documentation templates for the On-the-Job Supervision certification requirement are posted online under Policy and Procedure. The templates are not required however list minimum requirements for certification purposes.