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Approval in Georgia

Georgia Addiction Counselor Association CE Information

Provider
  • NAADAC 192243

Applies To:

  • Georgia Addiction Counselors
    • CACI
    • CAC II
    • CCS
    • CCIT

Our distance learning course credits are accepted for continuing education credit as set forth by the GACA. However, we are not a GACA approved education provider and our courses do not have GACA provider number.

Renewal GACA will accept up to 20 hours of our courses for recertification.
Of the 40 hours required, 20 hours must have a clearly visible GACA Provider Number, be in-classroom face-to-face continuing education. A total of 6 hours of Ethics, and 6 hours of Telemental Health must be included in the 40 hours.

Initial Certification
For initial certification GACA accepts up to 144 hours of our courses (for CAC I) and up to 216 hours of our courses (for CAC II). Please be sure to check Board regulations regarding specific content requirements for initial certification.

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Our companion site, www.addictioncounselorce.com, is specifically focused on the CE needs of addiction counselors and offers a greater quantity and variety of substance abuse-specific courses.

Board Contact Info

Georgia Addiction Counselor Association
4015 South Cobb Drive SE
Suite 160
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 434-1000
[email protected]
https://gaca.org/
https://gaca.org/certification/
https://gaca.org/education/

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Certified Addiction Counselor I

RENEWAL - Of the 40 hours required, 20 hours must have a clearly visible GACA Provider Number, be in-classroom face-to-face continuing education. INITIAL - 6 hours of ethics training, 18 hours of cultural diversity training, and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS education. 6 hours of education in Tele Counseling or other equivalent training such as Telemental Health, E-Counseling, or E-Therapy must be documented. Minimum 100 contact hours within the past 5 years and at least 36 credits must come from a GACA provider with a GACA number.

Initial Credential

180 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CACI initial credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CACI credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CACI credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CACI credential.

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Certified Addiction Counselor II

RENEWAL - Of the 40 hours required, 20 hours must have a clearly visible GACA Provider Number, be in-classroom face-to-face continuing education. INITIAL - 6 hours of ethics training, 27 hours of cultural diversity training, and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS education. 6 hours of education in Tele Counseling or other equivalent training such as Telemental Health, E-Counseling, or E-Therapy must be documented. Minimum 160 contact hours within the past 5 years and at least 54 credits must come from a GACA provider with a GACA number.

Initial Credential

270 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CAC II initial credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CAC II credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CAC II credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CAC II credential.

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Certified Clinical Supervisor

Renewal 3.0 hour Professional Ethics for Clinical Supervisors Initial three (3) hours of training in Professional Ethics for Clinical Supervisors and include 27.0 didactic training hours in each of the following areas: Assessment/Evaluation, Counselor Development, Management/ Administration, and Professional Responsibilities.

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CCS initial credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CCS credential.

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Credential Renewal

15 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CCS credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CCS credential.

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Counselor-in-Training

Renewal - 20 training/continuing education hours obtained through a GACA approved education provider and 60 other acceptable credits. Initial 20 training/continuing education hours obtained through a GACA approved education provider that must include Ethics (6 hours), Telemental Health (6 hours) 42 CFR Part 2 (6 hours), and CCIT Orientation (2 hours)

Initial Credential

20 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CCIT initial credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CCIT credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CCIT credential.

Any course accepted by GACA is applicable to the CCIT credential.

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View More Courses Currently 334 of our courses are available for Addiction Counselors regulated by GACA. These are just a few examples!

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but rules and regulations sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is ultimately your own responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, board rules, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

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