Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP)

The minimum standards for the Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) reciprocal credential are listed below.


4000 hours of co-occurring specific work experience and 2000 hours of documented work experience in counseling in the last ten years. 6000 hours total.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or an international equivalent if degree is from an international institution.

200 total hours are required, of that 140 hours must be in COD specific training that includes a focus on both substance use and mental disorders. 30 hours of addiction specific training and 30 hours of mental health specific training are required. Six of those hours must be counselor specific ethics training. One hour of education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous instruction.


200 hours, at least 20 hours in each of the domains (see below).


After the grandparenting time, to obtain the certification the applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Examination.

Code of Ethics

Applicants must sign a co-occurring specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.


40 hours of COD specific continuing education earned every two years.

CCDP Domains

  1. Screening & Assessment
  2. Crisis Prevention & Management
  3. Treatment & Recovery Planning
  4. Counseling
  5. Management & Coordination of Care
  6. Education of the Person, Their Support System & the Community
  7. Professional Responsibility