Students on computers

CADC Exam Information

The CADC exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. Students will be given two hours to complete. A passing score of 78 is required. 

The exam is taken on a computer at a COD designated site. Exam questions cover basic knowledge areas relevant to addictions counselor functions:

  • Clinical Evaluation: 16 questions
  • Treatment Planning: 11 questions
  • Counseling: 15 questions
  • Case Management and Referral: 22 questions
  • Documentation: 14 questions
  • Client, Family, and Community Education: 8 questions
  • Professional and Ethical Responsibilities: 14 questions


  • $75 application fee
  • $175 test fee
  • $135 certification fee

The Illinois Certification Board (IAODAPCA) is the body in Illinois that certifies addictions counselors. Their address is:

401 E. Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (800) 272-2632
CADC application

CADC certification is good for two years. In that time, you must earn 40 hours of CEUs to maintain the credential. The Illinois Certification Board offers additional certifications: CRADC, CSADC, CAADC, PCGC, MISA I & II

Contact Information

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Assistant Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Human Services Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Direct line: (630) 942-3248
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Human Services Office

The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010