Endorsement is an official Board endorsement of degree programs.
Curriculum Endorsement assures that persons entering the field
of chemical dependency counseling have met the minimum requirements
for formal education necessary for licensure. Curriculum Endorsement
assures that degree programs meet acceptable levels of standards
and are applicable toward Board licensure. Curriculum Endorsement
by the Board may be included in the education institution's promotional
material and provides programs greater ability to attract students
interested in working in chemical dependency. In addition, students
will be assured that the education they are pursuing will meet
the formal education requirements for Board licensure. Curriculum
Endorsement represents an opportunity for the partnership of education
institutions and the Board to assure high quality training.
institutions will be required to follow a process of application,
committee review and site visit evaluation. Each site visit will
be conducted by a team of professionals trained to perform these
evaluations. The visiting team will include members of the Education
Committee, staff of the Board and regionally licensed professionals.
of Endorsed Master's Degree Programs
Degree Curriculum Endorsement
Board is launching Curriculum Endorsement of Behavioral Science
Master's Degree Programs as the first in a series of degree Curriculum
Endorsements. The formal education requirement for our top level
of licensed independent chemical dependency counselors (LICDC)
is a Master's Degree in a qualified behavioral science degree
program. In order to qualify, the Master's Degree program must
include specific content areas and a specific number of contact
Degree Curriculum Endorsement Manual & Application
Board will begin work soon on Curriculum Endorsement of Behavioral
Science Bachelor's & Associate's Degree Programs.