IAAP: Education, Training and Ethics

Membership Levels

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Open to individuals who are credentialed/licensed/certified/registered addiction professionals..

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Open to individuals who are working toward licensure or certification in the addiction profession and non-clinical addiction professionals, such as probation officers, public health workers, administrators, marketing representatives, and other people interested in the addiction field.

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Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Open to individuals who are credentialed/licensed/certified/registered peer recovery support specialists or recovery coaches.

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Open to individuals currently enrolled in a college/university or state government approved training facility with a minimum of three credit hours in addiction studies. Students involved in a full or part-time internship are also eligible for student membership.

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NAADAC membership is open to individuals who are actively enrolled in the U.S. Military or U.S. Military Reserve.  To become an military member, please choose your level of membership first (professional, associate, peer, student, retired), and then choose “MIL – Military” as your primary chapter.  You may also choose to join your state affiliate as a secondary chapter. 

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Open to individuals who are no longer practicing addiction or counseling/helping professionals.

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Indiana Substance Abuse Counseling

Attention: Licensing for professionals practicing in the state of Indiana is handled by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). The following information can be found on the IPLA website.
The rules for licensure for Addiction Counselors and Clinical Addiction Counselors went into effect on August 29, 2012.


You can join NAADAC/IAAP through one of five categories:
Counseling (full), Associate, Student, Organization and Founding Organizational membership.
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IAAP 2024 Spring Conference – Friday, May 3, 2024


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