How do I request an extension?
How do I register with MHACBO (CADC-R, CRM, QMHA-R, QMHP-R, etc)?
What is CADC candidate status?
How do I extend my CADC-R candidate status?
What happens if I failed the exam?
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.
Registration with MHACBO will place an individual on the MHACBO Registry and bind them to the MHACBO Code of Ethics
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.
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:
For more information on the 2 year requirement, please see OAR 309-019-0125
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. Please contact MHACBO for additional information
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 an exam required for certification, and wishes to reattempt the exam, they will need to contact MHACBO to schedule a retake. Alternatively, a person may request to become certified via the Portfolio Review Process (applicable to CADC I and CADC IIs only). 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.