Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Association
Oklahoma Drug & Alcohol Professional Counselor Certification Board
18735 NE 23rd St. Suite C Harrah, OK 73045
ODAPCA is the Certification Board for all Prevention Specialist in the state of Oklahoma. ODAPCA is also the advocacy and administrator for International Certifications and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) for the state. We administrate all IC&RC Renewals, Reciprocity Applications, Computer Based Examinations and Oral Examinations for those who are seeking or have Licensure/ Certification as a LADC/MH, CADC, CCS, and CPS. ODAPCA as well offers quality Continuing Education accredited for most Behavioral Health Professionals. Hosting two large conferences in Norman, OK, One conference in Durant, Ok and many online and in-person workshops.
To educate, assist, and maintain the integrity of substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists through competency-based testing, evidenced-based training, and nationally recognized certifications.
Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Association (ODAPCA) was founded by Lydia Norie in 1978. Lydia’s dedication and passion for helping others helped shape and form the drug and alcohol counseling field as we know it today. Lydia Norie devoted twenty-three years of her life serving as a volunteer Executive Director for ODAPCA. Giving countless hours of her time and boundless energy as well as supplements from her personal income to assist not only ODAPCA but numerous other worthy causes. She diligently worked to establish legislative funding for drug and alcohol programs in Oklahoma and establishing procedures for regulating counselors’ qualifications and testing standards. She was truly a unique and outstanding woman not only in Oklahoma but national level as well, serving in NAADAC Board and the IC&RC Board. She was honored numerous times with the IC&RC highest award for her service, the ACE Award. On September 8th, 1999, Lydia Norie was honored for outstanding service Proclamation “Lydia Norie Day” and the "Lydia Norie Building” in Moore by Governor Frank Keating and Senator Ben Brown. Lydia Norie later retired in 2001. Lydia Norie was an advocate for ODAPCA until her passing on September 10th, 2007
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