Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Domains

  1. Addiction Counseling Models and Practice - Graduates of the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program will be able to utilize the theoretical foundations of addiction counseling.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the major counseling theories and principles.
    • Analyze independent and collaborative roles of the professional counselor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for licensure and certification for the practice of professional counseling.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in working with unique counseling populations.
    • Assess a client and provide a justifiable diagnosis.
    • Identify an appropriate addictions/substance use testing instrument, explain how to administer the test, and interpret test results.
  2. Ethics - Graduates of the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program will be able to synthesize ethical standards into the counselor-client relationship within the practice of addiction counseling.
    • Evaluate elements of counselor-client relationships within the practice of addiction counseling, focusing on professional ethical standards.
    • Examine legal and professional ethical standards of addiction counseling.
    • Analyze ethical issues in the practice of addiction counseling.
  3. Social and Cultural Foundations - Graduates of the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program will be able to synthesize social and cultural dimensions in the addiction counseling practice.
    • Explain issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society in the practice of addiction counseling.
    • Evaluate the importance of social and cultural competence in providing counseling services to diverse populations.
    • Assess their own social and cultural awareness, attitudes, and biases.
  4. Research - Graduates of the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program will be able to synthesize addiction counseling research findings.
    • Access valid and reliable research to answer questions for an identified problem, concern, or addiction counseling intervention.
    • Utilize research to guide decision-making processes.
  5. Professional Growth and Development in Addiction Counseling - Graduates of the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program will be able to articulate career path options in the field of addiction counseling.
    • Differentiate between tiered levels of licensure or certification for addiction counselors.
    • Recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
  6. Christian Counseling - Graduates of the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program - Emphasis in Christian Counseling program will be able to exhibit a basic knowledge of scriptural foundation and practical application of that knowledge in a counseling setting.
    • Establish a biblical and theological foundation as it informs counseling practice.
    • Incorporate a Christian approach to spiritual growth and emotional health for life and practice.
    • Assess major counseling theories in light of a Christian worldview.
    • Evaluate ethical issues in counseling from a Christian perspective.
    • Integrate a Christ-centered approach into the implementation of counseling therapies.

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) certificate from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/11/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association requires 6,000 hours of work experience for this license in this location. A Master's Degree in a human services field may be substituted for 4,000 hours.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) -- IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
717 Hwy 67 South, Suite 2
Decatur, AL 35603
256-432-2781
http://www.aadaa.us

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDCI) certificate from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

As of the most recent review, there is no exam requirement for this license in this location. However, an exam may be required for higher levels of certification.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification
P.O. Box 220109
Anchorage, AK, 99522-0109
907-332-4333
http://www.akcertification.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification requires two years of full time work experience for this license in this location. Please note, a Master's degree from an accredited educational facility, in a relevant field, may be submitted for consideration as a substitute for one (1) year of the two (2) years of required experience. The degree may also allow the applicant to take fewer required courses. This is considered by the Commission on a case by case basis.

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services
http://dhss.as/

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) license from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners does not require post-graduation work experience for this license with a master's or higher degree.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Examination --IC&RC OR Level II or higher examinations offered by NAADAC OR the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors -- NBCC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
1740 West Adams St, #3600
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-251-8548
http://www.azbbhe.us/

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) license from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/07/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The State of Arkansas Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors requires three (3) years of clinically supervised work experience in field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of a national qualifying written examination prescribed by the Board is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
4815 West Markham Street, Box 42A
Little Rock, AR, 72205
501-295-1100
http://www.sbeadac.org/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADC) license from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/10/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

Grand Canyon University has been approved as an Approved School/Program by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) for the following online programs: Master of Science in Addiction Counseling and Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders. These programs are approved until February 28, 2022.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) -- IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
PO BOX 214127
Sacramento, CA, 95821
916-368-9412
https://www.ccapp.us/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals requires 4,000 hours of supervised ADC specific work experience or an applicant to currently hold a CADC II for this license in this location.

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) license from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners requires 21 clock hours in Principles of Addiction Treatment training, 14 clock hours in Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment training, 14 clock hours in Pharmacology I training, 14 clock hours in Advanced Pharmacology (Pharmacology II) training, 14 clock hours in Advanced Professional and Thical Practice (Professional Ethics II) training, 21 clock hours in Clinical Supervision I training, and 14 clock hours in Clinical Supervision II training in order to qualify for Licensed Addiction Counselor licensure. Please be aware that these content specific clock hours do not have educational equivalency in this location and are not included in this program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these training hours outside of this program. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Addiction_Counselor).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Master Addiction Counselor examination AND the jurisprudence exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners
1560 Broadway
Suite 1350
Denver, CO, 80202
(303) 894-7800
https://dpo.colorado.gov/AddictionCounselor


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners required 3,000 direct clinically supervised work experience hours for this license in this location. Please note, Colorado law states that all persons who engage in activities that meet the psychotherapy practice definition must be regulated by the DORA. Regulation means holding a Colorado clinical behavioral health credential awarded by DORA, either by certification or licensure.

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/21/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Connecticut Department of Health requires a work experience or internship to be no less than 6000 hours, except that a master’s degree may be substituted for 2000 hours for Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure in this state for an individual NOT currently certified as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the International Certification Examination for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselors -- IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Connecticut Department of Health
410 Capitol Ave MS#12 APP
PO BOX 340308
Hartford, CT, 06134
860-509-7603
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&dphNav_GID=1821&q=389230

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP) license from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals requires 3,200 hours of counseling experience, 1,600 hours of which must be under the supervision of a licensed chemical dependency professional, subsequent to receiving the master's degree for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified exam requirements for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203
Dover, DE, 19904-24676
(302) 744-4500
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Addiction Counselor II (CACII) certificate from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/13/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II -- NAADAC exam AND a District Jurisprudence exam are required for this certification in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

D.C. Department of Health - Board of Professional Counseling
899 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20002
202-724-8872
https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/professional-counseling-licensing


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The D.C. Department of Health - Board of Professional Counseling requires 180 hours of supervised experience for this certification in this location. The hours must be completed before certification but may be completed during a program or post-graduation provided that all supervision requirements are met.

Federated States of Micronesia

Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/27/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) certificate from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/16/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Florida Certified Addiction Professional Exam is required for this license in this location. Please note, the successful completion of the IC&RC ADC Exam is required for those seeking international reciprocity.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Florida Certification Board
1715 S. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, FL, 32301
850-222-6314
http://www.flcertificationboard.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Florida Certification Board requires 6,000 hours (approximately 3 years of full-time work) of addiction-specific, professional-level work experience including 300 hours of on-the-job supervision for this license in this location.

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (CACII) certificate from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (NCAC II) - NAADAC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Georgia Addiction Counselors Association
4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 160
Smyrna, GA, 30080
770-434-1000
http://gaca.org/


State Agency Approval Needed

The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association requires program approval for Addiction Counselor, Level II certification. Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program has not been approved by the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association requires 3 years full-time or 6,000 hours active practice as a chemical dependency/abuse counselor in the past 8 years for this license in this location.

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/27/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Guam, US Territory. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

No Agency Determined

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certificate from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/04/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Hawaii Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division requires 400 practicum/internship hours for this certification in this location. Please be aware that these hours exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours. Students can complete the additional hours during existing practicum courses or take an additional practicum course, above the program requirements. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Hawaii Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (http://health.hawaii.gov).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The applicant shall successfully complete the examination requirements established by the department for this certification in this location. Once applicants have met all requirements to test, they should mail the board the application and payment for the exam. The ADAD office registers applicants and then applicants call the testing company contracted by the IC&RC to arrange the test date. Testing is available on Oahu and Hawaii Islands.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Dept of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd.,
Room 360
Kapolei, HI, 96707
808-692-7506
https://health.hawaii.gov/substance-abuse/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Hawaii Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division requires 2,000 hours of clinically supervised work experience providing direct alcohol and drug treatment services with a master degree or higher for this certification in this location.

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC) certificate from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification requires 6,000 hours of supervised work experience with AODA clients within the 12 Core Functions for this license in this location. Please note, a Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Science Field may be substituted for 4,000 hours resulting in a total of 2,000 hours being required after completion of this program.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of a competency-based examination developed by the IC&RC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification, INC.
2095 Daniels St #963
Long Lake, MN 55356
https://www.ibadcc.org/

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC) certification from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association Inc. requires 45 clock hours on Addiction Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families AND 45 clock hours Addiction Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families in order to qualify for this credential in this location. Please note this content is not included in this program. In order to qualify for this credential, students will need to acquire this content.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) -- IC&RC exam is required for this certification in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association
401 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL, 62702
(217) 698-8110
http://www.iaodapca.org


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association requires one year (2,000 hours) of paid supervised AOD specific work experience in the past four years for this certification in this location.

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) license from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/30/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency requires at least one (1) supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field experience in an addiction counseling setting of seven hundred (700) hours of clinical addiction counseling services for this license in this location. In addition, the field experience must include two hundred eighty (280) face-to-face client contact hours of addiction counseling services and one hundred (100) hours of supervision. Both the face-to-face client contact hours and supervision hours must be completed under supervision of a licensed clinical addiction counselor of at least 5 years. Please be aware that these hours exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours. Students can complete the additional hours during existing practicum courses or take an additional practicum course, above the program requirements. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (https://www.in.gov/pla/3050.htm).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board requires at least two (2) years of clinical addiction counseling experience that must include at least two hundred (200) hours under supervision, one hundred (100) hours of which must be under individual supervision and one hundred (100) hours of which must be under group supervision, for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

An applicant who has been approved by the Board to take the examination must successfully complete the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I, II, or Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) - NAADAC exam - OR - the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) - IC&RC exam within one calendar year from the date of the initial Board approval for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 W Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-2296
317-234-2064
http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC) certificate from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/17/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Residency Requirements

Per the Iowa Board of Certification, applicants for International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC) licensure may only utilize up to 50% of the required education hours from online/distance learning. Since this program is offered in the online format, this program does not meet this requirement and students cannot apply for licensure as an International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC) after completing this program but can take the program for general interest.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor examination (ADC) -- IC&RC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Certification
225 NW School St.
Ankeny, IA, 50023
515-965-5509
https://www.iowabc.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Iowa Board of Certification requires those with a Master's Degree or higher in a related field to document 2,000 hours of experience in the 4 Domains of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor including 100 hours of on-the-job supervision in the 4 Domains of counseling.

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor (LMAC) license from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) -- NAADAC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
700 SW Harrison St, Suite 420
Topeka, KS, 66603-3817
785-296-3240
http://ksbsrb.ks.gov/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board does not require post-graduate work experience for Masters Addiction Counselor licensure. However, the KSBSRB does require not less than two years of postgraduate supervised professional experience in accordance with a clinical supervision plan approved by the board of not less than 4,000 hours of supervised professional experience for Clinical Addiction Counselor licensure in this state.

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certificate from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Kentucky Board of Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors requires a minimum of six (6) hours of the 270 classroom hours shall be interactive, face-to-face ethics training relation to counseling for this certification in this location. Additionally, beginning January 1, 2015, a certified alcohol and drug counselor must complete a training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management at least once every six (6) years.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Kentucky Board of Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors requires six thousand (6,000) hours of board-approved experience working with persons having a substance use disorder, three hundred (300) hours of which shall have been under direct supervision, for this certification in this location. Please note, educational substitution shall be reviewed and approved by the board based upon education relative to the delivery of alcohol and other drug counseling. A master’s degree or higher in a related field, with a specialization in addictions or drug and alcohol counseling may be substituted for 4,000 hours of work experience.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of Alcohol & Drug Counselor Exam (ADC) -- IC&RC is required for this certification in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kentucky Board of Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors
500 Mero Street, 2 SC 32
Frankfort, KY, 40601
502-782-8814
https://adc.ky.gov/new_docs.aspx?cat=92

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) license from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/02/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority requires demonstration of professional competency in addictive disorder counseling by satisfying written and oral examination requirements established by the ADRA and providing documentation of such for this license in this location. The ADRA shall indicate the examination requirements that govern each testing cycle.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority
4919 Jamestown Avenue
Suite 203
Baton Rouge, LA, 70808
225-361-0698
http://www.la-adra.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority requires 2,000 hours (one year) of supervised work experience providing direct counseling services for this license in this location.

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC) license from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the written examination for certification and the oral examination for licensure designated by the board are required for this license in this location. A case presentation submitted by the applicant for use at oral examination is valid for up to 2 years after the case presentation has been approved by the board.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0035
207-624-8689
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/alcohol/index.html


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors requires a minimum of 1500 hours of documented supervised practice in alcohol and drug counseling provided that an applicant holds a master's degree from an accredited college or university and has completed at least 12 credit hours of course work in addiction counseling for this license in this location. Please note, if an applicant has not completed at least 12 credit hours of course work in addiction counseling and does not hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university, the Board requires a minimum of 2000 hours of documented supervised practice in alcohol and drug counseling for this license in this location.

Marshall Islands

Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LGADC) license from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/26/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists requires individuals seeking to qualify for Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure to complete three (3) semester hours of coursework in each of the following areas: Individual Counseling and Abnormal Psychology. Please note this content is not included in this program. Please also note, the state requires 60 credits to be eligible for the LGDAC. This program only contains 47 credits. To qualify for the CAC-AD or the LGDAC, students will need to acquire additional content outside of this program. Individuals can take this program for general interest.


Field Placement Requirements

The Maryland Board of Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapists requires 6 semester credit hours of internship OR a minimum of 1,000 hours of alcohol and drug counseling work completed under and verified by a Board-approved alcohol and drug counselor supervisor for this license in this location. Please be aware that these internship hours exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students can complete the additional hours during existing practicum courses or take an additional practicum course, above the program requirements. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Maryland Board of Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapists (https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) -- NAADAC exam AND the Maryland law exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
4201 Patterson Avenue, Suite 316
Baltimore, MD, 21215-2299
410-764-4732
https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, no less than two years with a minimum of 2,000 hours of supervised experience in alcohol and drug counseling is required for full Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure in this location. If the graduate alcohol and drug counselor licensee is unable to accumulate the required clinical hours for licensure as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor in 2 years, the graduate alcohol and drug counselor may apply for a 2-year renewal of a license as a graduate alcohol and drug counselor, up to a maximum of 6 years.

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (LADCI) license from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of a Department prescribed written examination is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
Donovan Health Building
5 Randolph Street
Canton, MA, 02021
(781) 774-6627
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mh/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services requires at least three years or 6,000 hours of supervised full-time work experience for this license in this location.

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certificate from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) requires six (6) face-to-face contact hours of MCBAP approved professional or treatment ethics in order to qualify for the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) credential. Please be aware that these hours are not included in this program. Students seeking certification should plan to acquire these hours outside of this degree program. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (http://www.mcbap.com/).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) -- IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
616 S. Creyts Road, Ste A
Lansing, MI, 48917
(517) 347-0891
http://www.mcbap.com/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals requires 2,000 hours of full- or part-time experience (2,000 hours is the equivalent of 1 year of full-time work) counseling SUD clients including 100 hours of direct supervision for this license in this location.

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/14/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy requires 880 hours of practicum in order to qualify for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) credential. Please note this number of practicum hours is not included in this program. In order to qualify for this credential, you will need to acquire 580 extra hours of practicum. A master's degree is not required for this credential. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (https://mn.gov/boards/behavioral-health/).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (IC&RC AODA) written examination OR a written examination for licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor, as determined by the board, and one of the following: (i) complete a written case presentation and pass an oral examination that demonstrates competence in the core functions or (ii) complete 2,000 hours of postdegree supervised professional practice is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN, 55414-3293
603-271-6762
http://www.bbht.state.mn.us/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy does not require post-graduation work experience if you successfully complete the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (IC&RC AODA) written examination adopted June 2008, or other equivalent examination as determined by the board. However, if an applicant opts to successfully complete a written examination for licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor, as determined by the board, instead of the IC&RC examination, the applicant must also complete (i) complete a written case presentation and pass an oral examination that demonstrates competence in the core functions OR (ii) complete 2,000 hours of postdegree supervised professional practice.

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor II (CADC II) certificate from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP) requires six (6) hours in Ethics with topics specific to alcohol and drug counseling. The MACT Ethic class, "Ethical Issues for Addiction Professionals" is mandatory for those applying for this credential.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor Exam (ADC) -- IC&RC and submission of a written case study are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP)
4785 Old Canton Road
Jackson, MS, 39211
601-321-2085
http://msaap.net/#


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals requires 10,000 hours of supervised work experience for this license in this location.

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CRADC) certificate from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/19/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor Examination (ADC) -- IC&RC is required for this license in this location if not upgrading from a CADC certification.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Credentialing Board
428 East Capitol
3rd Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573.616.2300
https://missouricb.com/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Missouri Credentialing Board requires 2000 hours of applicable work experience within the last 10 years for this license in this location for those with a Masters Degree.

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Addiction Counselor Candidate (LAC Candidate) license from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/25/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health requires a minimum of 30 contact hours in gambling/gaming disorder assessment and counseling for this license in this location. Please be aware that these content specific contact hours are not included in this program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these contact hours outside of this program. For more information, students should speak with a Student Services Counselor and with the Montana Board of Behavioral Health (http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh). This program does not meet Montana’s requirements for licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified exam requirements for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of Alochol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination OR the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) examination is required for full Addiction Counselor licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Licensed Addiction Counselors Program
301 South Park, 4th floor
P. O. Box 200513
Helena, MT, 59620-0513
406-841-2203
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh#0


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, the Montana Board of Behavioral Health requires 1,000 hours of supervised addiction counseling experience in a qualified treatment program over a minimum of seven months for full Addiction Counselor licensure in this location.

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) license from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/10/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services requires a minimum of 30 clock hours in Human Growth and Development for this license in this location. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for licensure in Nebraska without taking additional content in this area. Students seeking licensure may take a Human Growth and Development course in addition to this program to acquire this content. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of an examination is not required for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) -- IC&RC written examination is required for full Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986
402-471-2117
https://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Social-Work-Practice.aspx


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services does not require post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. However, the Board does require 6,000 hours of supervised clinical work experience providing alcohol and drug counseling services to alcohol and other drug clients for the full Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. An applicant must hold a PLADC if gaining work experience hours in Nebraska. Any hours obtained in Nebraska prior to the receipt of the PLADC will not be considered towards meeting the 6,000 hours of supervised clinical work experience required A post-secondary educational degree may be substituted for part of the supervised clinical work experience. The degree must be from a regionally accredited post-secondary educational institution or the educational program must be accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency. A master's degree or higher with a major in counseling, addictions, social work, sociology, or psychology may be substituted for 4,000 hours of supervised clinical work experience. The maximum number of hours of experience that may be accrued are 40 hours per week or 2,000 hours per year.

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor Exam (AADC) -- IC&RC AND the completion of an oral exam. The Board will pre-register applicants with the IC&RC. The IC&RC will then contact applicants regarding available testing dates and guidelines for registering.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors
400 W. King St.
Suite 111
Carson City, NV, 89703
775-684-7080
http://alcohol.nv.gov/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors requires 4,000 hours of supervised counseling of persons with alcohol and other substance use disorders for this license in this location. Please note, the Board considers applicants with a graduate degree in a field of social science to have successfully completed 2,500 hours of supervised counseling. This would mean the applicant would need to complete 1,500 hours of supervised counseling post-degree.

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC) license from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/21/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

There are no additional coursework requirements for this license in this location. However, to be eligible for this license in this location, an applicant must complete a master's degree of at least 60 graduate credit hours. Please note, this program does not contain the required credit hours and will not lead to this license in this location. This program can be taken for general interest.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Examination - IC&RC AND the Co-Occurring Disorder Examination - IC&RC are required for this license in this location for applicants not currently licensed by the New Hampshire board of mental health practice.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals
Philbrook Building
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH, 03301
(603) 271-6761
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/licensing.htm


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals requires 3,000 hours of clinically supervised work experience for this license in this location.

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) license from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of a written examination developed and prepared by the ICRC, or its successor AND an oral examination developed and prepared by the ICRC, or its successor, on the applicant's written case presentation are required as a requirement of the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). All requirements of the CADC must be met to qualify for this license in this location. Please note, if you currently hold an Addiction Professional Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ)-issued C.A.D.C. certificate and have already completed an approved written and/or oral addiction counseling examination, the exam requirements for this license in this location may have been met. If you do not currently hold an Addiction Professional Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ)-issued C.A.D.C. certificate and have already completed an approved written and/or oral addiction counseling examination, you must meet this requirement.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
PO Box 45007
Newark, NJ, 07101
973-504-6415
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pc


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Professional Counselor Examiners Committee requires two year supervised work experience/3,000 hours of related work experience as a requirement of the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). All requirements of the CADC must be met to qualify for this license in this location. If you do not currently hold an Addiction Professional Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ)-issued C.A.D.C. certificate and have already completed an approved written and/or oral addiction counseling examination, you must meet this requirement.

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) license from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/14/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I (NCAC I) - NAADAC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board
2550 Cerrillos Rd
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM, 87504-5101
505-476-4610
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice.aspx


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board requires a minimum of one year and one thousand client contact hours under appropriate supervision of experience in the practice of alcohol and drug abuse counseling and fifty hours of face-to-face supervision for this license in this location.

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) certificate from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

There are no additional training requirements for this credential in this location. However, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services requires completion of 3 hours of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) training prior to issuance of the full Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor license. Please be aware that these hours may only be fulfilled through the Supporting Recovery with Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) training offered by the Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network (ATTC). Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours of free training. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (http://www.oasas.ny.gov/).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

There are no exam requirements for this credential in this location. However, the successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) -- IC&RC Exam is required for full Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor licensure.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY, 12203
(800) 482-9564
http://www.oasas.ny.gov/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

There are no post-graduate work experience hours required for this license in this location. The CASAC Trainee Certificate serves as documentation that you are working toward becoming a Credentialed Alcoholism and Subtance Abuse Counselor. However, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services requires 6,000 hours (approximately three years full-time) of supervised experience in an approved work setting for full Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor licensure in this location. Please note, a Master's degree in an approved Human Services Field may be substituted for 4,000 hours of work experience.

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) license from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/18/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board requires two years (4,000 hours) supervised post-graduate substance abuse counseling experience for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the master's level IC&RC Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) written exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
P.O. Box 10126
Raleigh, NC, 27605
919-832-0975
http://www.ncsappb.org/

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) license from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/21/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (NCAC II) -- NAADAC exam OR the Master Addiction Counselor Examination (MACE) -- NAADAC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners
P. O. Box 175
Carrington, ND, 58421
701-255-1439
http://www.ndbace.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners requires verification of completion of a Board approved 960-hour clinical training program, verification of the completion of a non-Board approved clinical training which is considered substantially equivalent as required by North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-45 and article 4.5-02.1.-01-04, or verification of completion of a Board approved 700-clinical training hours if in the process of completing an appropriate Master’s degree for this license in this location. Applicants must register as a clinical trainee prior to obtaining any clinical training hours.

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/26/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Northern Mariana Islands. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

No Agency Determined

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) license from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/03/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board requires content coursework in Human Development, Research Methods and Statistics, and Psychopathology. Please be aware that this content is not included in this program. Students will not be eligible for licensure in Ohio without taking additional content in this area. Students seeking licensure may take coursework in addition to this program to acquire this content. For more information, students should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (https://ocdp.ohio.gov/).


Field Placement Requirements

The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board requires 400 contact hours of supervised professional experience which may be completed as part of an internship, practicum, or field experience for this license in this location. Please be aware that these hours exceed the 300 hours currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours. Students can complete the additional hours during existing practicum courses or take an additional practicum course, above the program requirements. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (http://ocdp.ohio.gov/).


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

Upon review and approval of the application by the board, the successful completion of the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) examination is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
77 S. High Street
16th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43215
614-387-1110
http://ocdp.ohio.gov/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board requires two thousand hours of documented chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience of which a minimum of twenty percent must be in chemical dependency counseling for this license in this location. Applicants must complete two hundred twenty hours of practical experience within the work experience within the twelve core function areas. Additional details are included in the Post-Graduation Work Requirements field.

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/11/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors requires three (3) semester hours in each of the following areas: Human Development, Drug and Alcohol Counseling Theory, Family Systems Theory, and Addiction in the Family Theory in order to qualify for licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). This program does not meet these requirements because it does not contain the required content and students cannot apply for licensure after completing this program. Individuals can take the program for general interest.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of an examination based on standards established by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors
101 NE 51st Street
P. O. Box 54388
Oklahoma City, OK, 73154-1388
(405) 521-0779
http://www.okdrugcounselors.org/index.php


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors requires at least one (1) year of full-time supervised work experience (2,000 hours) for this license in this location.

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III (CADC III) certificate from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/04/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

In addition to the courses in this program, the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon requires that training take place in a face-to-face setting within the State of Oregon in 1) Group Counseling, and 2) Basic Counseling Skills. 3-day courses offered by Daystar Education, located in Portland, Oregon or at community colleges throughout Oregon will satisfy this requirement but are not covered by financial aid. For more information visit http://accbo.com/ and http://www.daystared.com/.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) - NAADAC exam AND a jurisprudence ethics exam are required for this license in this location. Once candidates have passed the MAC written Examination, the counselor will be granted CADC I certification along with instruction on how to sign up for the written Jurisprudence Ethics Exam. Upon successfully completing the Jurisprudence Ethics Exam, the counselor will be granted full CADC III certification.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon
2209 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232
503-231-8164
https://www.mhacbo.org/en/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon requires 6,000 supervised experience hours in the Addiction Counselor Competencies for this license in this location.

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certificate from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/30/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Pennsylvania Certification Board
298 S. Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA, 17109
717.540.4455
https://www.pacertboard.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Pennsylvania Certification Board requires completion of one (1) year of full-time employment or 2000 hours of part-time employment for this license in this location.

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/28/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Additionally, GCU is unaware of whether additional trainings, exams, or professional experience are required to obtain professional licensure in this location. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

No Agency Determined

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certificate from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/29/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Rhode Island Certification Board requires one (1) year of full-time employment or 2000 hours of part-time of employment for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completition of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor Examination (AADC) -- IC&RC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Rhode Island Certification Board
298 S. Progress Ave
Harrisburg, RI, 17109
401-349-3822
http://www.ricertboard.org/

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) certificate from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) -- IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
1215 Anthony Avenue
Columbia, SC, 29201
803.254.7527
http://www.scaadac.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors requires four years full-time or 8,000 hours of experience in the Alcohol & Drug Counseling Domains within previous 5 years for this license in this location.

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) license from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/10/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals requires three semester hours in Clinical Supervision (Specialized Education) for the Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) credential. Please be aware that these content specific credit hours are not included in this program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these credit hours outside of this program. For more information, students should speak with a Student Services Counselor and with the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/bapp.aspx). This program does not meet South Dakota’s requirements for licensure. Individuals can take the program for general interest.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) -- IC&RC exam is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals
3101 West 41st St
Suite 205
Sioux Falls, SD, 57105
605-332-2645
https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/bapp/bapp.aspx


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals requires a minimum of 2,000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the alcohol and drug counselor domains for this license in this location.

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor II (LADAC II) license from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor Level II Exam - NAADAC AND a Jurisprudence Exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, MFT, & Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-532-3202
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pcmft-board.html


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors requires one (1) year of full time experience or two thousand (2000) hours of experience while providing alcohol and drug abuse counseling services under the direct supervision of a Qualified Clinical Supervisor for this license in this location.

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern (LCDCI) license from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

There are no exam requirements for Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern registration in this state. However, the successful completion of a written chemical dependency counselor examination approved by the department AND a case study are required for full Chemical Dependency Counselor licensure in this location. An applicant must be registered as an LCDC Intern in order to register for the written chemical dependency counselor examination.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX, 78714-9347
512.834.6677
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lcdc/default.shtm


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

There are no post-graduation work requirements for this license in this location. However, the Texas Department of State Health Services requires 4,000 hours of approved supervised experience working with chemically dependent individuals for full Chemical Dependency Counselor licensure in this location. The department may waive the 4,000 hours of supervised work experience for individuals who hold a masters or doctoral degree in social work or a counseling-related field, AND have 48 semester hours of graduate-level courses. An applicant for waiver shall submit an official college transcript with the official seal of the college and the signature of the registrar, and any other related documentation requested by the department.

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor Intern (CASADCI) license from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/15/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires a Human Development Across the Lifespan course and a General Psychology course as prerequisite courses for this license in this location. Please note, this degree program does not contain either of these courses. Students completing this program may be required to take additional coursework to meet Utah's educational requirements for this license in this location. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor. Students are advised to contact the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (https://dopl.utah.gov/sudc/index.html) to ensure that the student can meet the state's educational requirements for licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

The Utah Division of Occupational Licensing requires 350 practicum/internship hours for this license in this location. Please be aware that these hours exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire these extra hours. Students can complete the additional hours during existing practicum courses or take an additional practicum course, above the program requirements. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor and with the Utah Division of Occupational Licensing (https://dopl.utah.gov/sudc/index.html).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

There are no post-graduate work experience hours required for this license in this location. However, the Utah Division of Occupational Licensing requires at least 4,000 hours of supervised experience in substance use disorder treatment within four years following completion of the substance use disorder education program for full Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

There are no exam requirements for this license in this location. However, the successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II or Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) - NAADAC or Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) - IC&RC is required for full Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 8411
801-530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) certificate from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/12/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

There are no additional coursework requirements for Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification in this location. However, to be eligible for Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure, an applicant must complete a master's degree of at least 60 graduate credit hours. Please note, this program does not contain the required credit hours and will not lead to Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

As of the most recent review, there are no identified field placement requirements for Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification in this location. However, to be eligible for Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure, an applicant must complete at least 600 hours of supervised internship. Please note, this program does not contain the required supervised internship hours and will not lead to Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Alcohol & Drug Counselor Examination (ADC) -- IC&RC is required for this certification in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street
Montpelier, VT, 05620
(802) 828-2390
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions.aspx


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation requires 4,000 hours of supervised work experience for this certification in this location.

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC) license from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/25/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners requires completion of graduate level coursework in the following areas is required: Human Growth & Development, Lifestyle & Career Development, Appraisal/Assessment & Testing of Individuals, Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy, and Research & Program Evaluation for this license in this location. Please note, this degree program does not contain any of these courses. Students completing this program may be required to take additional coursework to meet the Virgin Islands' educational requirements for this license in this location. For more information, students should speak with a Student Service Counselor. Students are advised to contact the Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners (https://dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/counselorrequirements/) to ensure that the student can meet the location's educational requirements for licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Counselor Exam (NCE) AND a national/state approved substance abuse/addictions exam are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners
Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Attn: H. Nathalie Hodge, Assistant Commissioner, Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI, 00820-4311


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners requires 2,500 of post-master's professional counseling, of which 2000 involve direct clinical contact under the supervision of a Board approved supervisor and a minimum of 100 hours of clinical supervision for this license in this location.

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certificate from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 08/06/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Virginia Board of Counseling requires 600 hours of supervised internship in order to qualify for licensure as a Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP). Please be aware that these hours exceed the number currently required to successfully complete this degree program. However, after completion of this program students may be eligible for certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Virginia Board of Counseling requires an applicant for certification as a substance abuse counselor shall have had 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the practice of substance abuse counseling services. Supervision in Virginia shall be registered and approved by the board prior to the beginning of supervised experience in order to be counted toward certification. A minimum of 120 hours of the 240 hours of didactic training in substance abuse counseling shall be completed prior to registration of supervision. Please refer to the State Rules and Regulations Regarding Post-Graduation Work Requirements field for more details regarding post-graduation work experience registration and supervisor requirements.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Examination for Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) - NBCC is required for the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor certification in this location. However, an applicant shall meet the educational and experience requirements before submitting an application to the Board in order to sit for the examination.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virginia Board of Counseling; Dept of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Dr Ste 300
Henrico, VA, 23233-1485
804-367-4610
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDP Trainee) certificate from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The Washington State Department of Health (Counseling) does not require the successful completion of the exam prior to Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee certification in this state. However, the successful completion of the National Certification Examination for Addiction Counselors - NAADAC OR the Certified Addiction Counselor Level II or higher examination - IC&RC is required for full Substance Use Disorder Professional licensure in this state. Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee means an individual working toward the education and experience requirements for certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington State Department of Health (Counseling)
P.O. Box 47890
Olympia, WA, 98504-7890
360-236-4030
http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MarriageandFamilyTh


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Washington State Department of Health (Counseling) does not require postgraduate experience hours prior to Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee certification in this state. Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee means an individual working toward the education and experience requirements for certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional. The board requires fifteen hundred (1,500) hours of chemical dependency counseling for applicants with a master or doctoral degree for full Substance Use Disorder Professional licensure in this state. Please note that a practicum or internship taken while acquiring the degree is applicable to the postgraduate experience hours requirement.

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) certificate from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/11/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor Exam (AADC) -- IC&RC is required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals
436 12th Street, Suite C
Dunbar, WV, 25064
304-768-2942
https://www.wvcbapp.org/


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals requires six years of post-graduation work experience for this license in this location. Please note, a maximum of three years of accredited college or university work may be utilized to satisfy the three year requirement of qualifying general work experience.

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) certificate from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 09/01/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

Grand Canyon University has been approved as a pre−certification education program for substance abuse counselors by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for the following online programs: Master of Science in Addiction Counseling, Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders and Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse. These programs are approved through August 2021.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requires 3,000 hours of work experience performing the practice dimensions for this license in this location.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I (NCAC I) - NAADAC exam and a jurisprudence exam, unless the applicant has previously passed the examination in the process of obtaining a substance abuse counselor-in-training credential, are required for this license in this location.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI, 53705
(608) 266-2112
https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/RulesStatutes/SubstanceAbuseProfessionals.aspx

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Addictions Therapist (PAT) license from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/20/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Post-Graduation Work Experience Requirements

The Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board allows a Provisional Addictions Therapist to continue progress, under the supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor and under the administrative supervision of an employer, towards satisfactory completion of the education, experience and examination requirements for full Addictions Therapist licensure. The board requires a minimum of three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical training/work experience in addictions therapy under the direct supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor completed over a period of not less than eighteen (18) months or more than thirty-six (36) months is required for all applicants for full Addictions Therapist licensure.


Professional Licensure Exam Requirements

The successful completion of the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) -- NAADAC exam is required for full Addictions Therapist licensure in this state. However, no exam is required for Provisional Addictions Therapist licensure. An applicant for full Addictions Therapist licensure may complete the exam requirement while holding a Provisional Addictions Therapist license.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
1800 Carey Avenue
Fourth Floor
Cheyenne, WY, 82002
(307) 777-7788
https://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/

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