CDCA Preliminary Courses

The first phase of the CDCA certificate process is called the CDCA Preliminary.  

OCDPB requires you to take 40 hours of chemical dependency specific education in these categories:  

  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) & Recovery Knowledge, 5 hour
  • Counseling Procedures & Strategies working with SUD, 14 hour
  • Group Process & Techniques, 5 hours
  • Assessment & Diagnosis of SUD, 3 hours
  • Treatment Planning, 7 hours
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to SUD Professionals, 6 hours

AddictionCounselorCE is not the board office. To learn more about the requirements to get your CDCA certification through OCDPB visit their website.

You can complete the required education for your CDCA Preliminary with Addiction Counselor CE! We offer an easy training curriculum for earning your CDCA Preliminary. Get the full information on our CDCA Preliminary Curriculum page.

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