CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR REQUIREMENTS

Individuals must complete and submit an online application, fees and all required documentation to be certified/licensed by the Board. For instructions on filling out an application please vist the ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS tab.

Continuing Education:  Applicants applying for a Treatment credential must complete courses that are approved by the Board’s CEU approval process or another authorized entity.   College or University courses may also be used to meet the education requirements but do not need to be pre-approved by the Board or another authorized entity.

CDCA: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Preliminary (Phase I- Temporary Credential)

CDCA: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (Phase II- Renewable Credential)

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Hold a Phase I of CDCA for at least 10 months
  • Thirty (30) hours of chemical dependency specific education (completed after obtaining CDCA Phase I status) in the required content areas
  • Completion of online application

LCDC II: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II

LCDC III: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III

LICDC: Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

CS: Clinical Supervisor Endorsement