Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDP-D)

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


2000 hours of co-occurring specific work in the last ten years.


Master’s degree or higher 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. 140 hours of COD specific training that includes a focus on both substance use and mental disorders and considers the interactive relationship between the disorders. Six hours must be counselor specific ethics training. One hour of education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous instruction.


100 hours, at least ten hours in each of the domains (see below).


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