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Affiliations

International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

“LASACT is a proud member of IC&RC, which protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. The largest organization of its kind, IC&RC represents more than 40,000 professionals worldwide.”

The Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

The Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA – http://www.la-adra.org/) is the state agency authorized by law to credential Addiction Professionals in Louisiana. Since ADRA’s major priority is public protection, it works in partnership with LASACT to ensure that applicants for credentialing meet the highest levels of competency.

Applicants must meet both educational and work-related requirements as established in the law—LA 803. Once these requirements have been met, applicants must pass an examination provided by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and administered by LASACT. The credential is granted after the examination is passed and is good for two years. Forty-eight hours of continuing education are required during each two-year period.

The entry levels for all credentials are the Counselor in Training (CIT) for addiction counselors and the Prevention Specialist in Training (PSIT) for prevention professionals. These statuses may be held for a maximum of 72 months while the CIT or PSIT works toward meeting the credentialing requirements. An applicant must have completed 180 hours of substance abuse specific education before applying to be a CIT.

Procedure to Test for ADRA Credentials (LAC, CAC, RAC, CCS, LPP, CPP, RPP)

When the educational and work requirements are met, the CIT/PSIT who wishes to become credentialed as an Addiction Counselor or Prevention Specialist must submit an application to the ADRA) to verify that they have met both the educational and experiential requirements for credentialing as specified in LA 803.

An application fee is paid with submission of the documents, and a criminal background check is required.

The ADRA reviews all applications for approval, emails those who are approved, and attaches the Test Payment Form. This form is submitted to LASACT along with the appropriate testing fee. The testing fees are as follows:

PR/PRSS – $125
CCS – $200
LAC, CAC, RAC, LPP, CPP, RPP – $285

Acceptable methods of payment are checks, all major credit cards, money orders, and PayPal. A convenience fee of $10 is added to all credit card and PayPal charges.

Download Test Payment Form here.

You can also pay online using the link to the online marketplace located to the left of this column. Simply click "Select options," and follow the on-screen instructions.

LASACT will enter the candidate’s information and email address as shown on the Test Payment Form into ISO Quality Testing Company’s database. Candidates will receive further instructions on how to proceed to schedule the test via their specified email address.

The testing company allows tests to be scheduled five (5) days out from whenever one registers, at the convenience of the candidate. The LASACT Office in Baton Rouge is a testing site, and we invite candidates to test with us. All testing is computer-based, using legally defensible tests provided by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Results are received immediately upon completion of the test.

There is a 90-day waiting period and a re-test fee after a failed attempt. There is no waiting period when taking a different test. After four failed attempts, remedial action is necessary.

Certification Examining Board (CEB) of LASACT

Certification Examining Board (CEB) of LASACT facilitates credentialing and certification issues and functions under authority granted to it by LASACT. CEB carries out its duties independent of the political structure of LASACT. President and President-Elect of LASACT serve on the CEB, but it has a Chairperson and conducts Board meetings independent of LASACT’s Board.

CEB members are elected by the eight Substance Abuse Counselors Organizations (SACO’s) in the state, with one representative from each district. CEB is affiliated with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which offers reciprocity to over 70 member Boards.

Currently, a major responsibility of the CEB is to handle credential testing for the Addictive Disorders Regulatory Authority (ADRA). CEB’s Responsibilities for LASACT issues currently include the following functions:

  • Setting standards for certificates granted by LASACT, i.e. ADC, CPS, CCS, AADC, CCJP, PRSS, and any future certificates that may be approved
  • Reviewing applications and portfolios for LASACT certification(s) and testing eligible applicants
  • Resolving appeals and grievances related to certification and testing

Procedure for Testing for LASACT Certificates (AADC, CCJP, PRSS, SAP)

*Please note: CEB issues the ADC (Alcohol & Drug Counselor), CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor), and PS (Prevention Specialist) certifications offered by IC&RC for reciprocity purposes only. The practice credentials are issued by ADRA.

All applications for LASACT certificates are reviewed by the Certification Examining Board (CEB) for approval. Those who pass the LAC (AADC) test within the past five years do not have to re-test to obtain the AADC certificate.

An ADRA credential is not required to test for CCJP or PRSS. The CCJP is a sub specialty of addiction counseling and requires the ADC (& CJ Supplement) exams. If one will do this, we encourage an ADRA credential.

PRSS testing fee is $100. All other LASACT testing fees are $285 unless otherwise noted. (Refer to the Test Payment below for details.)

For ADRA and LASACT CEB testing, the candidate must submit their Test Payment form to LASACT. If this testing is for an ADRA credential, candidate MUST also attach a copy of ADRA’s approval email verifying their testing expiration date.

Contact Donna Simmoneaux at ceb@lasact.org

Click the following link to download the Test Payment Form

Special Accommodations- Those who need special accommodations for testing are required to submit a medical form issued by LASACT. This form must be submitted 45 days prior to testing date. Contact Donna Simmoneaux at LASACT at EMAIL for the form.

For testing preparation and resources, please refer to the “Written Exam Preparation” Tab underneath the Credentialing drop down.

IC&RC Exam Study Materials:

Packet for October 1, 2021 | 1-year renewals (Social Workers):
Packet for October 1, 2021 | 2-year renewals:

AADC Portfolio
AADC Candidate Guide

Fee Schedule for persons with AADC certification (A small convenience fee will be added for charges made through PayPal or Credit Card). The fees consider you are a LAC or have another practice right (ex: LCSW, LPC, etc.).

  • Testing: Waived
    Renewal for 1-year (Social Workers): LASACT Members $60.00 | Non-members $90.00
  • Renewal for 2-year (1 Credential): LASACT Members $120.00 | Non-members
    $180.00
  • Renewal for 2-year (More than 1 Credential): LASACT Members $150.00 | Nonmembers $305.00

Exam Preparation

ADRA Credentials

CEB Credentials

The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium

The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is the world leader in addiction-related credentialing.

IC&RC promotes public protection by offering internationally recognized credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.

Professionals that hold eligible certifications or licenses are able to transfer their credentials between jurisdictions that use IC&RC products.

The IC&RC provides free Candidate Guides for candidates for testing. Access the guides through the links below. Please note that the ADC Guide applies to the Louisiana CAC and RAC credentials. The AADC Guide applies to the Louisiana LAC credential.

Department of Transportation (DOT) and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Information

SAP Renewal


Re-testing is not required. After taking a renewal course, send a copy of the certificate of course completion to LASACT for your records here. If we do not receive this certificate, we will remove your name from our website. Keep a copy of the certificate for the renewal course in your records so that it will be available in the event of an audit.

It is the responsibility of the individual SAP to keep track of renewal dates. Since the SAP is not a LASACT certification, we do not send out renewal reminders.

SAP’s

The persons listed below have successfully completed both the DOT Home Study Course and the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) examination and hold themselves out as being able to perform DOT work. Please verify their credentials with them.

SAP Contact Information provided by Individual.

NameContact InformationSAP# / Exp. DateCity / Zip Code
Angela AlexanderSecond Wind Connection, LLC
1799 Stumpf Blvd., Bldg. 1 Ste. 2
504.261.7512
#046
11/30/2023
Gretna, LA 70056
Barbara M. Allen#001
8/31/2022
Shreveport, LA
Priscilla Broussard#048
1/31/2021
Jacqueline A. DanzellOasis Behavioral Wellness
910 Pierremont Rd., Ste. 410
Phone: 318.861.8625
Fax: 318.861.8626
#A45
6/30/2021
Shreveport, LA 71106
Rebecca L. Davis, CAC, SAP, CCGCSouth Central Louisiana Human Services Authority
Raceland and Houma
Phone: 985.537.6823 or 985.857.3615
Rebecca.Davis@la.gov
#037
1/20/2023
Raceland and Houma, LA
Perry deLapouyadePhone: 504.304.9980
Fax: 504.267.4062
Cell: 504.884.3575
perrylac@hotmail.com
#033
11/10/2021
New Orleans, LA 70119
David DicksonDSAD Counseling
1295 Florida Ave., SW
Phone: 225.243.5573
Fax: 225.243.6029
dpdickson@hotmail.com
#028
7/31/2020
Denham Springs, LA 70726
David Fatheree407 Hillbrooke Dr.
Phone: 337.298.8885
#A043
6/30/2022
Broussard, LA 70518-4576
Daryl W. HebertP.O. Box 513
Phone: 225.921.8855
aspire-cs@cox.net
#034
6/30/2022
Gonzales, LA 70707
Alfred Johnson9365 Briar Crest St.
Phone: 318.564.3514
#20904
1/31/2022
Shreveport, LA
Will J. Jones2829 Youree Dr., Ste. 5
Phone: 318.868.8717
#A044
6/30/2020
Bossier City, LA
Christine Lerille McGillMcGill Counseling and Consulting
1011 Harding St.
Phone: 337.319.7082
SAP #009
12/16/2021
Lafayette, LA 70503
Kathy McGraw PhD, MPH, LCSW, LAC, LPP, SAP, SAEThe McGraw Group, LLC;
5860 Citrus Blvd. St. D #133,
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70123
Office Phone: 504-459-9839
dr.k.mcgraw@mcgrawandassociates.com
I also have a metairie office.
SAP #10351115
11/16/2022
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70123
John P. Mehlhorn, MA, LAC, ICADC2955 Ridgelake Dr., Ste. 209
Phone: 504.832.0025 jpmehlhorn@aol.com
#A042
6/30/2024
Metairie, LA 70002
Ralph J. Melancon, Jr., LAC, AADC, CCDP-D, CCSAddiction Professionals of Louisiana
P.O. Box 1313
Phone: 985.637.5041 ramel521@yahoo.com
#040
5/31/2023
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Lisa SchusterPhone: 225-304-6071
lschuster99@att.net
#038
11/2021
Baton Rouge, LA
Jodi Maureen Underwood, MA, LAC, LPC, SAPCompass Counseling, LLC
4957 Big Lake Rd.
Phone: 337.477.0708; Fax: 337.477.0508
#015
7/31/2022
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Jeny Williams-Rodrigue, MS, LAC, ICAADC, SAP, CCGC, CCTPA Pathway to Life Counseling Services
Cellphone: 504.410.7008
Email: Jeny.apathwaytolife@gmail.com
#A56
7/11/2024
701 Papworth Ave. Ste. 201
Metairie, LA. 70005
Brian HenryAlternative Outpatient Services
341 Doucet Rd., Ste. A
Phone: 337.234.0830
bchenry14@yahoo.com
#053
3/18/2023
Lafayette, LA 70503
Marketa PaulPhone: 225-936-4103
mapaul42@gmail.com
#054
3/21/2023
Baton Rouge, LA
Susan Shirley, LAC, SAP, NCCE, NCPC, CAP, CRC, NCC3 Flagg Place #A3
Phone: 337.356.5486
Bridge Back to Life
bridgebacktolife87@yahoo.com
#025
6/30/2023
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Angela BramandeSouth Central Louisiana Human Services Authority
Raceland 985-537-6823 Houma 985-857-3615
Laplace 985-652-8444 Morgan City 985-380-2460
#A58 11/13/2023
Samuel Johnson, MS, CAC, CADC-II, CCGC, ICADC, SAPToucanet Counselling Services, LLC
2439 Manhattan Blvd. Suite 102-4
Work Phone: 504.677.9332 Cell Phone: 504.261.4976
#174104 3/31/2024