Revised August 2019 CRAADC (AADC) Application
A. CONTACT HOURS of EDUCATION/TRAINING is defined as workshops, seminars, institutes,
accredited college/university courses, home study or on-line courses as pre-approved by the MCB and in-
services. One (1) contact hour of education is equal to sixty (60) minutes of continuous instruction. 15
contact hours are given for each college credit. Therefore, a college course of three (3) credits is equal to 45
In order to be considered a valid training experience for the purpose of credentialing, education/trainings must
be related to the knowledge and skill base associated with the performance domains of a substance use
disorders advanced professional.
All education taking place outside the applicant's place of employment must be documented through proof of
attendance including transcripts from an accredited college, letters and/or certificates of completion.
Supporting documentation in the form of brochures, flyers, syllabus, course description, etc. may also be
required to review content for acceptability.
All education taking place within the applicant's place of employment must be documented by title, date and
length of presentation, as well as the name and title of presenter. The training must be verified by the
employee's supervisor who attests the training took place and the employee was a participant in the entire
B. APPLICABLE WORK EXPERIENCE is defined as supervised work experience in a position with
job duties that assist clients in the recovery process by performing the substance use disorder advanced
counselor performance domains. Experience as a volunteer, intern and/or payment of a stipend qualifies as
work experience if the same work is performed that a paid employee would perform.
All qualifying work experience must have been accrued during the ten (10) years immediately prior to
application being made.
Work experience must be verified by an employment verification form from the agency(s) in which the
applicant has been employed.
C. SUPERVISED PRACTICUM IN THE PERFORMANCE DOMAINS is defined as performance of
the advanced counselor performance domains while under supervision.
Supervision must be provided by someone who holds a CRADC, CRAADC, CCJP, CCDP, CCDP-D, RADC,
RADC-P, LPC, LCSW, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist and who has attended the MCB Clinical Supervision
The supervision of the performance domains may take place within an academic setting and/or within a
supervised work setting. The goal is to receive supervised experience in all of the domains. Applicants must
complete a minimum of 10 hours performing each of the domains with a total supervised practicum of 300
D. PERFORMANCE DOMAINS DEFINITIONS: Refer to the AADC Candidate Guide on the MCB
web site at www.missouricb.com under the Education Box/Candidate Guide link.