Addiction Professional Services
An APS Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) is a professional counselor who has documented
at least 155 hours of formal education in alcohol and other drug (AOD) coursework,
at least 2,080 hours or one year full-time clinical experience,
160 hours of supervised clinical experience (may be included within 2,080 hours of clinical experience), and
has passed the nationally-administered Addiction Counselor Exam or "ACE" examination.
500+ Exam Centers
The ACE Exam is administered daily
at over 500 test centers located throughout the US and Canada.

Low Cost
Only $175 to take the "ACE" exam.
No registration fee.
No application fee.
No membership dues.

Free on-line tutorial.
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CAC Application
Includes information to request
Exam Waiver and Reciprocity

The "Certified Addiction Counselor" and "CAC" credentials are registered service marks of
Addiction Professional Services (Service Mark Reg. No. 68702, 304795, Class Number 41).

The "Addiction Counselor Exam" and "ACE" Exam are registered service marks of
Breining Institute (Service Mark Reg. No. 68184, 304796, Class number 41).