North Carolina Addictions and Professional Counselors

 

Counseling

North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
View the Board Website
or Email the Board
Phone: 919-661-0820
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 6/30, every 2 years from initial
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC
Notes: 3 hrs ethics required each renewal
Supervisors must also complete 10 hours in counseling supervision (total 50 hours)
Jurisprudence examination will be required starting 7/1//2011
Date of Info: 3/26/2010

 

Marriage & Family Therapy

North Carolina MFT Licensure Board
View the Board Website
or Email the Board
Phone: 919-772-6600
CE Required: 12 hours per year
Home Study Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 6/30, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: No pre-approval
Notes: Title and content must clearly relate to MFT
Date of Info
: 3/26/2010

 

Addictions Counselor

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)

A Substance Abuse Counselor Intern may seek full certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor after completing the equivalent of three (3) years full time, supervised paid or volunteer experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor. This experience may be full-time or part-time but must amount to 6000 hours of practice not to be earned in less than thirty-six (36) calendar months. He/she must also complete 270 clock hours of Board approved education/training.  190 hours substance abuse specific (SAS), and up to 80 hours may be directed toward general skill building (GSB). No more than 25% of the 270 hours (67.5 hours) may be in-service education received within your organization by staff of the same employment. All applicants for certification as a Substance Abuse Professional must document twelve (12) hours HIV/AIDS training/education and six (6) hours professional ethics training/education

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)

There are several different ways persons may apply to be a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist.  Each of them requires 180 hours of substance abuse specific training as defined in the statute and in policy statement of the Board;

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Credential (CCJP)

The Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Credential (CCJP) is designed for addiction professionals who work in one of these three settings: law enforcement, the judiciary and/or corrections. The CCJP credential, unlike the other clinical credentials of the Board, does not require an active caseload of clients.

Education

  • The education/training requirement is a total of 270 hours or 180 hours if the applicant has a masters degree or higher in a human services field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Education is defined as formal, structured instruction in the form of workshops, seminars, institutes, in-services, college/university credit courses and distance learning.
  • Twelve hours of education/training must be in the HIV/AIDS/STDs/TB/Blood-borne pathogens
  • Six hours of education/training must be in professional ethics and responsibilities.
  • All education/training must be documented.

 

Renewal

The renewal requirement is 40 hours of continuing education that must be earned every two years