What is CCAC?

A counsellor with the designation of CCAC is a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor

When working with a CCAC you are working with a professional with extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to addictions.

If you are struggling with an addiction of any kind, talk with a CCAC to find out how they can help.

To receive this designation a counsellor must have a minimum of 4000 hours of direct client contact with individuals having a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and 300 clinical supervision hours.

CCAC counsellors must also have 10 hours of clinical supervision in each of the "Twelve Core Functions" which includes: Client screening, client intake, client orientation, treatment planning, client assessment, counselling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referrals, reports and record-keeping, and consultations with other professionals.

Finally, CCAC counsellors must also successfully pass a Florida Certification Board addiction and mental health certification exam to receive their CCAC credentials.