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CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR REQUIREMENTS

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)

CDCA Phase I FORMS
CDCA Preliminary (Phase I) Education Grid & Definitions

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

CDCA Phase II FORMS
CDCA (Phase II) Education Grid & Definitions

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
  • A signed JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form
  • Completion of online application

LCDC II FORMS
CD Education Grid
CD Education Definitions Page
Examination Waiver Form
Practical Experience Verification Form
Reciprocal Certificate Form
Supervisor Reference Form

LCDC III: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III

LCDC III FORMS
CD Education Grid
CD Education Definitions Page
Examination Waiver Form
Practical Experience Verification Form
Reciprocal Certificate Form
Supervisor Reference Form

LICDC: Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

LICDC FORMS
CD Education Grid
CD Education Definitions Page
Examination Waiver Form
Practical Experience Verification Form
Reciprocal Certificate Form
Supervisor Reference Form

Master's Degree Grid
Master's Degree Content Areas Definition Page

CS: Clinical Supervisor Endorsement (must hold a LICDC prior to applying for the CS-Endorsement)

  • A LCDC II, III, LICDC or LICDC-CS credential in good standing
  • Applicants must complete the Gambling Disorder Endorsement Education Grid and submit with verification of completion of education. Professionals who hold an active NCGC and/or BAAC with the National Council on Problem Gambling may submit verification of this credential in lieu of completing the education grid.
  • Applicants must complete 100 hours of supervised gambling disorder direct clinical experience. Applicants have two options when completing the application as it relates to this requirement. They may:
  • Verify completion of the required hours at the time of application by submitting a Gambling Disorder Endorsement Experience Verification Form or Register a supervisor with the Board at the time of application by completing a Notification of Supervisory Relationship Form. Applicants who choose this option will then have two years to complete these hours.
  • Professionals who hold an active NCGC and/or BAAC with the National Council on Problem Gambling may submit verification of this credential in lieu of completing the work experience forms.
  • Applicants must complete the application in the online application center.
 
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