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Department of Labor

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor


The CASAC is intended for individuals who provide alcoholism and substance abuse COUNSELING services in approved work settings.

Credentialing Requirements

You should consider pursuing the CASAC if your work experience includes the following tasks:

  • diagnostic assessment;
  • evaluation;
  • intervention;
  • referral; and
  • alcoholism and/or substance abuse counseling in both individual and group settings

In order to become a CASAC in New York State, you must:

  • meet specific competency and ethical conduct requirements;
  • meet specific work experience requirements;
  • meet minimum education and training requirements; and
  • pass the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Examination for Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Credentialing Authority

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services - OASAS.
Credentialing Unit
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12203-3526
Phone: (518) 473-3460

Standard Occupational Classification

21-1011 - Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 1/8/19.

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