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How Addiction Counseling Licensing Works
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.
How to Research Addiction Counseling/Drug & Alcohol Counseling Licensing Requirements
Different states have different licensing requirements for Addiction Counseling. 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. Currently City Vision has not made a determination regarding whether the Addiction Counseling program meets the requirements of the states listed below.
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.
Addiction Counseling Licensure Resources by State
Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Alcohol-and-Drug-Counselor.aspx
Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://alcohol.nv.gov/
Addictions Counseling Licensing Board: http://www.ncsappb.org/
Our graduate 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.