- Have an active certification
as a ADC (SACAVA) or hold a specialty substance abuse
credential in another professional discipline in the human
services field at the master's level or higher.
- Verification of 5 years
(10,000 hours) of counseling experience treating AODA
- Verification of 2 year (4,000
hours) of clinical supervisory experience in the AODA field.
These 2 years may be included in the previous 5 years of
experience but must include provisions of 200 contact hours
of face-to-face clinical supervision.
- Thirty (30) hours of SACAVA
approved didactic training in clinical supervision. This must include a minimum of six (6) clock hours specific clinical supervision training in each of the following areas:
- Submission of 3 letters of
reference from individuals familiar with applicant's work as
a clinical supervisor, one of whom must have supervised the
candidate's clinical supervision.
- Subscribe to a code of
- Pass the national IC&RC
written exam administered by SACAVA.
- ay all application and
certification fees and mail to:
60 West Building
7825 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 218
Richmond, VA 23235
A $50 late fee will be required if applicants fail to return
additional information within a 30 day extension period that
may be requested by SACAVA for certification and
- See "Application
Documents" for downloadable information.
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