Georgia Counselor Renewal|CEUs|Certification

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Social Work, Counseling & MFT

Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs
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Phone: 478-207-2440
CE Required: 35 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: No limit (distance learning)
License Expiration: 9/30, even years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASWB, NBCC, APA
Notes: 5 hrs professional ethics req’d each renewal
Date of Info: 7/15/2010

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

CAC LEVEL I

  • The applicant is asked to be an active member of GACA.
  • The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalency (G.E.D.).
  • Within the past five (5) years, applicant must have been actively engaged in the practice of chemical dependency/abuse counseling for two (2) years (4,000 hours). This counseling must have been full-time paid or its part-time equivalent (4,000 hours). Volunteer counseling must have been supervised by a GACA Certified Clinical Supervisor.
  • Prior to application for certification, the applicant must have completed at least 180 clock hours of education in the field of addiction. A minimum of 100 clock hours of the education must have been within the past five (5) years.
  • The applicant must have received 96 hours of supervision by a Certified Clinical Supervisor. (a minimum of 10 hours in each counselor skill group).
  • Passing score on NCAC Level I or II National Certification Exam.
  • Must be cleared of all pending charges concerning drug and alcohol use or abuse, or felonies; or at least two years must have passed since the completion of all sentencing requirements to include probation.

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CAC LEVEL II

  • The applicant is asked to be an active member of GACA.
  • The applicant must have a Bachelors degree or higher in one of the helping professions such as social work, community counseling, counseling, psychology, or criminology.
    • The degree must be from a college or university that is accredited and listed on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation website (www.chea.org) or other approved reference list. A transcript noting course dates, grade, and credit hours, and degree earned is required for initial certification or upgrade.
    • If in doubt about your degree ask the Certification Board for a ruling.
  • Within the past eight (8) years, the applicant must have been actively engaged in the practice of chemical dependency/abuse counseling for three (3) years (6,000 hours). This counseling must have been full-time paid or its part-time equivalent (6,000 hours).  Volunteer counseling must have been supervised by a GACA Certified Clinical Supervisor.
  • Prior to application for certification, the applicant must have completed at least 270 clock hours of education in the field of addiction. A minimum of 160 clock hours of the education must have been within the past five (5) years.
  • The applicant must have received 144 hours of supervision from a GACA Certified Clinical Supervisor. (a minimum of 10 hours in each counselor skill group).
  • Passing score on NCAC Level I or II National Certification Exam.
  • Must be cleared of all pending charges concerning drug and alcohol use or abuse, or felonies; or at least two years must have passed since the completion of all sentencing requirements to include probation. (Request for exception or appeals of non-felony charges may be made in writing to the Certification Board.

 

All education hours for certification or recertification must have GACA or NAADAC provider numbers on the certificate.  AllCEU’s approval numbers for NAADAC #599 and ADACB-GA ADACBGA 09-02-17-083.