CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR REQUIREMENTS


Posted On Oct 13 2017 by

Individuals must complete and submit an appropriate application, fee and all required documentation to be certified/licensed by the Board.

FILE AN ONLINE APPLICATION

CDCA: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Preliminary (PHASE I)

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Forty (40) hours of chemical dependency specific education in the required content areas
  • Completion of online application

CDCA: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (PHASE II)

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Hold a Phase I of CDCA for at least 10 months
  • Thirty (30) hours of chemical dependency specific education (completed after obtaining CDCA Phase I status) in the required content areas
  • Completion of online application

LCDC II: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II

  • An Associate’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing OR a Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related work experience (compensated work or supervised internship)
  • 180 hours of chemical dependency specific education in nine specific content areas.
  • 220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements
  • Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form
  • Completion of online application

LCDC III: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing
  • One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related work experience (compensated work or supervised internship)
  • 180 hours of chemical dependency specific education in nine specific content areas.
  • 220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements
  • Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form
  • Completion of online application

LICDC: Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a behavioral science with documentation of coursework in ten specific content areas
  • One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related work experience (compensated work or supervised internship)
  • 180 hours of chemical dependency specific education in nine specific content areas.
  • 220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements
  • Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form
  • Completion of online application

CS: Clinical Supervisor Endorsement

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a behavioral science with documentation of coursework in ten specific content areas
  • Two years (4,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related work experience (compensated work or supervised internship)
  • One additional year (2,000 hours) of work experience as a clinical supervisor of chemical dependency counseling services
  • 180 hours of chemical dependency specific education in nine specific content areas.
  • 220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements
  • 30 hours of clinical supervisory education in
  • Successful completion of the ADC CS examinations or completion of Examination Waiver Form
  • Completion of online application

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