Driven to Make Our Roadways Safer

Our Mission

 The mission of the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) is to:


  • Provide California’s licensed DUI treatment programs a collective voice with the Department of Health Care Services.
  • Promote the effectiveness of DUI treatment in reducing DUI offenses and enhancing public safety.
  • Protect the integrity of the statewide DUI treatment program system through advocacy, education and collaboration with Legislators, State and County officials and other community stakeholders.
  • Improve the quality of counseling services by being accredited to certify individuals providing counseling services to clients enrolled in substance use disorder [SUD] treatment programs.

CADTP Leadership

Certification Board
Board of Directors

The CADTP Organization

The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs is a non-profit organization formed as a partner to its Member Organizations to promote the understanding and protect the integrity of the California DUI Programs through advocacy, education and collaboration with Legislators, State and County officials and other community stakeholders. CADTP was formed as an association in 1986 and incorporated in 1988. CADTP is self-supported through membership dues, association activities, and contributions.

  • CADTP’s organizational membership currently includes a majority of the 260+ DUI programs licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services – Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division. CADTPs total membership includes over 2000 individuals.
  • CADTP is a pro-active organization. We seek to promote the understanding, improvement, and at times the preservation, of driving-under-the-influence programs in California. The results of our organizational mission has had a significant impact on reducing recidivism in the State of California, creating safer communities for all California residents. CADTP also seeks to evaluate and enhance the services offered by its members and others in DUI programs throughout the state.
  • CADTP began certificating counselors, instructors, and administrators in licensed DUI programs in 1988. In April of 2005, the Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs (now the Department of Heath Care Services) amended the regulations, and a new procedure was required for certification of alcohol and other drug counselors.
  • CADTP is one of the several organizations currently named in the California Administrative Code, Title 9, Section 13035, with authorization to certify individuals as alcohol or other drug counselors.
  • The CADTP Certification, known as the Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC) is nationally accredited by ICE/NCCA. This certification is approved by the state for counselors to work in any Alcohol & Other Drug Program, not just DUI programs.
  • CADTP believes a significant part of its responsibility to its members and to the DUI program field, in general, to provide this service and to keep the costs of certification reasonable.

For over 30 years CADTP has held semi-annual educational forums, open to both members and non-members. The forums continue to be held each Spring in Southern California and each Fall in Northern California. Attendance at the forums is strong with Continuing Education Units for attendees, relevant topics, and exciting presenters.