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Course Approvals

Wellspring’s online training courses were designed to meet the specific education requirements toward obtaining or maintaining licensure or certification as an addiction counselor in New Jersey. Due to Wellspring’s status as an approved provider by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and a member of the Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC&RC) member certification board, these courses also count toward the education requirements of many certification boards across the country for both initial and renewal credits for multiple credentials.

Each state board has its own rules related to online or distance learning, so check with your local board regarding what percentage of your coursework can be taken online. On average, states allow 50% online training toward initial credentialing requirements and most states allow 100% of continuing education to be taken online.

In New Jersey, the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee allows the completion of a maximum of 54 hours of distance learning toward the initial 270 hours of education required for licensing.

Wellspring Provider Approvals

Wellspring Center for Prevention maintains the following provider approvals:

  • Addictions Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ): Provider #208
  • National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC): Provider #10800
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider #OS-18—281-0122

As an IC&RC member Board, APCBNJ-approved courses may have reciprocity with all other IC&RC member boards. Below is an example of how useful these courses are in New Jersey.


All Wellspring courses are approved for initial training hours towards the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

Wellspring’s online courses are approved for renewal and Continuing Education (CE) credits for the following credentials in New Jersey:

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)
  • Chemical Dependency Associate (CDA)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and MFT-Permit holders
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
  • Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC)
  • For learning objectives, check out the NJ Certification Board’s Educational Manual (beginning on page 9)
  • A maximum of 54 total hours of distance/online learning is permitted towards the 270-hour requirement by the DCA-ADCC for those without a graduate degree.
  • Graduate degree applicants can submit a total of 54 hours of distance learning for their first review but will not be allowed to use any distance learning after your first review to complete the 270-hour requirement.
  • If you recently received your master’s degree, you can have the NJ Certification Board review your transcripts. To begin the process visit

CADC renewals:
Requires proof of 60 CEU hours every 24 months, 50% can be online/distance learning (asynchronous).

LCADC renewals
Requires 40 CEU hours every 24 months, 50% can be online/distance learning (asynchronous).