Our education providers teach the Eight Basic Skill Groups for Addiction Counselors to those seeking initial certification and certification renewal. Providers receive approval of most or all training materials submitted for review by addressing one or more of the Eight Basic Skill Groups for Addiction Counselors: Treatment Admission, Clinical Assessment, Ongoing Treatment Planning, Counseling Services, Documentation, Case Management, Discharge and Continuing Care, Legal, Ethical and Professional Growth Issues. Applications are evaluated on specific content of each course offered and are designated for "certification/recertification" or "recertification only" contact hours. Be sure you are taking the correct course for the contact hours you need at the time of registration.
Understanding the Importance of GACA Provider Education Numbers
The GACA Training & Education Committee and the Certification Board have developed a standard to ensure that continuing education hours presented toward initial certification and certification renewal fall within the guidelines of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups for Addiction Counselors. Education Providers who submit application for a GACA Provider Number are assured that approved courses will satisfy the requirement designated "must have a GACA Provider Number". NAADAC Providers headquartered in Georgia are encouraged to apply for a GACA Provider Number so that courses may qualify for the “GACA Provider Number Required” category. See requirements page under “CAC Certification” and “Education Providers”. NAADAC Providers headquartered outside Georgia and “Other” providers are not required to have a GACA Provider Number, but training will NOT be credited under the “must have a GACA Provider Number” requirement category.
Georgia Addiction Counselors Association
4015 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770.434.1000 Fax: 770.434.3144