Substance Abuse Credentialing Exam (LADC/CADAC) Test Preparation

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A workshop for substance abuse counselors preparing for the credentialing exam

Designation as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC) is increasingly required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, for persons working in the addictions treatment field. This workshop will familiarize participants with the credentialing process and reviews the requirements for credentialing.

The workshop begins with an overview of the credentialing process wherein participants review the twelve core functions of substance abuse counseling and their relationship with the five domains of counseling. Credentialing requirements (LADC and CADAC) are covered in depth, beginning with the application process and the necessary documentation required to demonstrate eligibility. Considerable attention is given to the written examination emphasizing not only the substantive material counselors are tested on, but also effective review and test taking strategies. Recent changes in the exam will be covered.

Continuing Education Hours

Ten Continuing Education Hours (1 CEU) will be awarded by the University to successful participants of the two-day event .


The presenter for the workshop is William Carlo, MEd, LMHC, LADC–I, CEAP. Mr. Carlo is co-director of BC-AIM, a substance abuse program for Boston College, and ACEP Campus Program Director, instructor (Boston & Framingham), and clinical supervisor.

Schedule & Location

May 19 - 20, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm
Wheatley Hall - 1st Fl - Rm 006
Fee: $150

To Register

Registration is available by email, in-person, by fax, or by mail.

Download Non-credit Registration Form

By Email
Email completed registration to:

One Stop Student Service Ctr
Campus Center, Upper Level
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By Fax
Fax completed registration to: 617.287.6242

By Mail
Mail completed registration to:
UMass Boston
Registrar’s Office-cc-4
Box C or Box NC
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393

More Information

William Carlo
On-campus Program Director
tel: 617.287.5489