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State Licensure Requirements for Addiction Counseling

Different states have different licensing requirements. Some states require licensure, others board certifications and others just require registration. Each state has a board or organization that oversees the state’s standards in addiction counseling.

City Vision does not guarantee that our program will meet the requirements of your state. It is very important to research and understand the requirements for your state. The following is a list of links for each state that may help in your research. In the list below, in some states, our faculty and alumni who live in those states have volunteered to provide advice to help you understand how to get licensed in your state.

Typically each state has two or three requirement categories:

  • Training hours. Most states have required training hours. Our program may or may not meet the training hours requirements for your state, so be sure to check with your state.
  • Supervised experience hours. Most states have required supervised experience. Our program will not meet this requirement unless you take our practicum course. If you take our practicum course, you should check with your state on whether it will meet the requirements of your state.
  • Exams. Some states require exams. Our courses are designed to help you pass the exams in your state, but taking our courses does not guarantee you will pass your state’s exam.

Addiction Counseling Licensure Resources by State

Alabama

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.aadaa.us/

Alaska

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.akcertification.org/

Arizona

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.azbbhe.us/

Arkansas

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.sbeadac.org/about_us.html

California

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://caade.org/certified-addictions-treatment-counselor
Our alumnae Carey Kachurka has reported that California accepted her City Vision courses to meet the training requirement for a Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADC).

Colorado

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Addiction_Counselor

Connecticut

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.ctcertboard.org/

Delaware

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.delawarecertificationboard.org/

Florida

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.flcertificationboard.org/
Our alumnae Stella Bourassa has reported that Florida accepted her City Vision courses to meet their training requirement, so she was able to get licensed as a BSAS, CAP and CRSS. She is willing to provide free advice to City Vision students in Florida seeking addiction counseling licensure if you email her at: stellalogic1@gmail.com.

Georgia

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://gaca.org/

Hawaii

Idaho

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://ibadcc.org/
Our faculty member Ian Howarth (LPC) has volunteered to help any students in Idaho with licensing. He is at: ihowarth@cityvision.edu

Illinois

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.iaodapca.org/

Indiana

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm
Our faculty member Lisa Hoffman (LMHC, LCAC) has volunteered to help any students in Indiana with licensing. She is at: lhoffman@cityvision.edu

Iowa

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.iowabc.org/

Kansas

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/professions

Kentucky

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://adc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.la-adra.org/

Maine

Maryland

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/LCADC.aspx

Massachusetts

Michigan

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.mcbap.com/

Mississippi

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.msaap.net/

Missouri

Addictions Credentialing Board: https://missouricb.com/
Our alumnus Brian Moomey has reported that Missour accepted his City Vision courses to meet their training requirement, so he was able to get licensed as a CDAC. He is willing to provide free advice to City Vision students in Missouri seeking addiction counseling licensure if you email him at: brianmoomey@yahoo.com. Our faculty member Michael Liimatta has also offered to help at: mkliimatta@cityvision.edu 

Montana

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh

Nebraska

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/
crl_mhcs_adc_adc.aspx

Nevada

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://alcohol.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/licensing.htm

New Jersey

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/alcohol/

New Mexico

New York

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/index.cfm?level=services

North Carolina

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.ncsappb.org/
Our alumnae Vickie Walker has reported that North Carolina accepted her City Vision courses to meet their training requirement, so she was able to get licensed as a CSAC-A and CPSS. She is willing to provide free advice to City Vision students in North Carolina seeking addiction counseling licensure if you email her at: vickiewalker73@gmail.com.

North Dakota

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.ndbace.org/

Ohio

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://ocdp.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.okdrugcounselors.org/index.php

Oregon

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.accbo.com/
Our faculty members Bob Rapp (MAC, brapp@cityvision.edu) and Ian Howarth (LPC, ihowarth@cityvision.edu) have volunteered to help any students in Oregon with licensing.

Pennsylvania

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: https://www.pacertboard.org/

Rhode Island

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.ribccdp.com/index.html

South Carolina

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.scaadac.org/

South Dakota

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/bapp.aspx

Tennessee

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://health.state.tn.us/boards/A&D/

Texas

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lcdc/default.shtm

Utah

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: https://dopl.utah.gov/sudc/index.html

Vermont

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.vtcertificationboard.org/

Virginia

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/

District of Columbia

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://doh.dc.gov/node/118472

West Virginia

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.wvcbapp.org

Wisconsin

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://dsps.wi.gov/Home

Wyoming

Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/