CADC Workforce Retention Fund

This fund is for current counselors who hold an active ICB CADC credential that is in good standing and are needing assistance with their recertification fees. Retired Emeritus Status is not eligible. This program is not available to other ICB credentials at this time. This fund is available only for those with recertification dates between May 15, 2023 and June 30, 2023. Your work environment must be related to the substance use services field or you plan to obtain work in the substance use services field. This opportunity is available only while funds last.

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CADC Initial Applicant Fund

‚ÄčThis fund is for individuals applying for the CADC. It will cover the costs of the initial application fee, the CADC exam fee, and the initial certification fee, while funding lasts. This is only for those who have not yet sent in an application. Please complete the CADC Initial Applicant Fund application first to see if you are eligible to receive the funding before submitting your CADC application. Your work environment must be related to the substance use services field or you plan to obtain work in the substance use services field.

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CADC Workforce Entry Fund

This fund is only for individuals who have successfully completed an ICB Accredited Training Program between March 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023 and currently work in an Illinois SUPR licensed substance use treatment facility, not in the capacity of a paid or unpaid internship. You must either have a CADC or have an active CADC application. To be eligible you must provide a letter (on official company letterhead) from human resources or your direct supervisor verifying that you are currently employed and in good standing. You must also sign an affidavit stating that you agree to continue working in an Illinois SUPR licensed substance use treatment facility for at least two years from the date the affidavit is signed. This opportunity is available only while funds last.

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Unable to complete the application online?

You are still able to apply by printing and mailing the application to:

Illinois Certification Board
401 E. Sangamon Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

No emails accepted


CADC Workforce Retention Fund Application

CADC Initial Applicant Fund Application

CADC Workforce Entry Fund Application

These funds are part of a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use, Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) as part of the CADC Workforce Expansion Program. Applicants have until noon on June 30, 2023 to apply.

You will be notified via email if you are approved for funding.