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Curriculum Endorsement

Curriculum Endorsement is an official Board endorsement of degree programs. Curriculum Endorsement assures that persons entering the field of chemical dependency counseling have met the minimum requirements for formal education necessary for licensure. Curriculum Endorsement assures that degree programs meet acceptable levels of standards and are applicable toward Board licensure. Curriculum Endorsement by the Board may be included in the education institution's promotional material and provides programs greater ability to attract students interested in working in chemical dependency. In addition, students will be assured that the education they are pursuing will meet the formal education requirements for Board licensure. Curriculum Endorsement represents an opportunity for the partnership of education institutions and the Board to assure high quality training.

Participating institutions will be required to follow a process of application, committee review and site visit evaluation. Each site visit will be conducted by a team of professionals trained to perform these evaluations. The visiting team will include members of the Education Committee, staff of the Board and regionally licensed professionals.

List of Endorsed Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Curriculum Endorsement

The Board is launching Curriculum Endorsement of Behavioral Science Master's Degree Programs as the first in a series of degree Curriculum Endorsements. The formal education requirement for our top level of licensed independent chemical dependency counselors (LICDC) is a Master's Degree in a qualified behavioral science degree program. In order to qualify, the Master's Degree program must include specific content areas and a specific number of contact hours.

Master's Degree Curriculum Endorsement Manual & Application

Undergraduate Curriculum Endorsement

The Board is introducing an Associates Level Curriculum Endorsement of Human Service Educators to assure that a person entering the field of chemical dependency counseling have met the minimum requirements for formal education necessary for a credential or applicable licensure.

OCDP Board Endorsed Associate Programs