Master's Endorsement

The 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 a possible 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 Accreditation

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

Master's Degree Curriculum Endorsement Manual & Application