If you wish to file for an extension, please visit our Forms under the "Forms & Info" Section of our website. A person can apply for a free 30 day extension, and a $50 120 day extension for each credential. A persons expiration date cannot be extended beyond 120 days. If a person is currently on a 30 day extension, and they request a 120 day extension, their new expiration date will be extended by 90 days.
CADC Candidate Status is valid for 2 years and cannot be extended by MHACBO. Variance requests for extensions must go directly through Oregon Health Authority for approval.
MHACBO Registration is required within 30 days of beginning employment performing addiction treatment services, and full certification is required within 2 years of registration, unless the individual holds a health or allied provider license or registration issued by one of the following state bodies, and the individual possess documentation of a least 60 contact hours of academic or continuing professional education in substance use disorders treatment:
Candidate Status is limited to 2 years and begins once a candidate submits their registration materials to be placed on the MHACBO Registry. Under OAR 309-019-0125, a person has 2 years to complete MHACBO certification, or hold a health or allied provider license issued by an approved state body (ex. Board of Social Workers) and possess documentation of at least 60 contact hours of academic or continuing professional education in substance use disorders treatment.
Candidate Status cannot be extended unless one of the following conditions is met:
If any of these conditions are met, MHACBO will require a letter from the candidates supervisor, supporting documentation (ex. Extenuating circumstances based on medical variance), or both.
If you wish to file for sabbatical status, please visit "Forms" under the 'Forms & Info" section of our website. The cost for sabbatical is $25 annually, with Sabbatical status limited to 5 consecutive years. If a person on sabbatical status wishes to reactivate their certification, they simply need to complete that credentials renewal packet.
If a person fails the CADC Exam, and wishes to reattempt the exam, they will need to go to the “Exam Retake” form under the “Forms and Info” section of the ACCBO Website. Generally, it takes 1-2 months to reschedule the exam, similar to the same timeline as initial exam registration. Alternatively, a person may request to become certified via the Portfolio Review Process. The Portfolio Review Process is a process where we allow candidates to submit documentation of requirements that go above and beyond the standard requirements for testing. The candidate must have attempted and failed the exam, and submit documentation supporting their request for requesting a Portfolio Review. Please send an email to email@example.com to request information about the Portfolio Review.