Arizona Counselor CEU|Renewal|Certification

Social Work / Counseling / MFT

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
View the Board Website
or Email the Board
Phone: 602-542-1882 / Fax: 602-364-0890
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: DOI, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB, NBCC, APA
Notes: 3 hrs behavioral health ethics or mental health law & 3 hrs cultural competency & diversity each renewal
Date of Info
: 8/27/2010

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Counselor–Addictions Certification

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC):

2 years (4,000 hours) working with substance abuse clients
Note: all qualifying work experience must be completed within 6 years prior to applying for certification. This is defined as full, part-time, paid or voluntary, working directly with the alcohol/drug client.
AllCEUs courses to provide the 180 clock hours of education (90 hours in alcohol/drug studies):
Addictions Theory
Counseling and Crisis Intervention

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Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC):

6,000 hours working with substance abuse clients. You may exchange 1 year work experience if you have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in the behaviral sciences.
Note: all qualifying work experience must be completed within 6 years prior to applying for certification. This is defined as full, part-time, paid or voluntary, working directly with the alcohol/drug client.
AllCEUs courses that can provide the 270 hours of education:

90 hours drug, 90 hours alcohol, 90 hours counseling
Addictions Theory
Counseling and Crisis Intervention
6 hours ethics training
Ethics, Legal and Professional Identity
4 hours HIV/AIDS training
HIV and Bloodborne Pathogens