Substance Abuse

General Information About the
Substance Abuse Certification

CAADC- Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor 
CADC - Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor- IC&RC Reciprocal
CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor- IC&RC Reciprocal
CPS Certified Prevention Specialist - IC&RC Reciprocal
CPC-R Certified Prevention Consultant-IC&RC Reciprocal 
CCJP Certified Criminal Justice Professional

CCDP Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional
CCDP-D Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional - Diplomate


For answers to additional questions please contact?
Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

or call 517-347-0891.

The FAODP is no longer offered as of June 2009.

Michigan Addiction Fundamentals Exam (MAFE) will be offered as an entry-level exam based on SAMSHA's Tap 21. This was developed by the Southern Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SCATTC) and the Florida Certification Board (FCB). Test Metric, Inc. conducted the Role Delineation Study for this exam through contract with SCATTC. MCOSA will no longer have a role in the administration of any of the exams. All future questions regarding these exams should be directed to MCBAP.

MAFE Information:
Exam registration fee is $80 - registration forms are available via MCBAP (
Two hours are allotted to complete the exam
100 multiple-choice questions
35 specific education contract hours can be earned if passed
Scoring will be done through Test Metric, Inc.
Administered in conjunction with the IC&RC quarterly in Okemos, Troy, Gaylord and Marquette
Study Guides will be available through MCBAP website
The first scheduled exam date is Friday, September 11, 2009

Both the MAFE and the IC&RC exams are given through MCBAP quarterly please contact them at to register.

To order study guides for the IC&RC call (800) 626-4636.

The following is a list of colleges and universities in the state of Michigan offering specializations in Addiction/Prevention Studies. These programs offer a certificate, minor or degree in Addiction/Prevention and offer a minimum of 18 credits at various educational levels depending on the college. Most of the listed programs curriculum includes the trans-disciplinary foundations outlined in SAMSHA’s Tap 21. Completion of anyone of these programs could meet the educational requirements for MCBAP certification.  Please contact the universities for additional information.

University of Detroit Mercy 

Western Michigan University

Oakland University

Madonna University

Central Michigan University

Lake Superior State University 

Baker College

Wayne County Community College 

University of Michigan-Flint 

Finlandia University