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Addictions & Substance Abuse Continuing Education CEU Requirements Accreditations & Approvals

State Addictions & Substance Abuse Continuing Education CEU Requirements

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ASWB: The Healthcare Training Institute (HTI), provider #1073, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. HTI maintains responsibility for the program.
NBCC: Healthcare Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6102. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Healthcare Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
APA: The Healthcare Training Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association, APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Healthcare Training Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NAADAC: Addiction Counselors, The Association for Addiction Professionals, Approval #97771/#679
AK - Alaska: No Addictions Certification Required
AL - Alabama: No Addictions Certification required.
AR - Arkansas: The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board at 501- 569-3073 requires LADAC, LAADAC and CADAT 40 hours CE with 6 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Arkansas licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC providership.  Deadline: Dec. 31
AZ - Arizona: The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners at 602-542-1882 requires 20 clock hours with 3 hours in Ethics, 3 hours in Cultural Competency/Diversity, and 6 hours of Supervision, if in a supervisory position. (See our Ethics, Cultural Competency/Diversity, & Supervision Courses.) The Arizona licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership.  Continuing Education Deadline:  Individual
CA - California: The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs at (916) 324-2470 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. The California licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study courses due to approval by the certifying organization. Continuing Education Deadline: April 1st
CO - Colorado: The Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners at (303) 894-7855 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit. Continuing Education Deadline: August 31st

The Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners accepts accepts 40 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses in two formats:  Format #1 - Coursework, Professional Development Activity due to: "Professional Development Hours may be accrued for ... online coursework... Coursework should expand or refine your professional skill and experience. A total of 20 Professional Development Hours may be accrued for Coursework during each 2-year renewal cycle.”   Format #2 - Independent Study: A total of 20 PDH may be accrued in Independent Learning activities to include reading “professionally relevant literature” i.e. reading course content found on OnlineCEUCredit.com.  One hour spent in active learning reading “professionally relevant literature” i.e. OnlineCEUCredit.com course material is equivalent to one PDH.
CT - Connecticut: The Connecticut Department of Public Health Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section at 860-509-7603 requires 20 hours of continuing education. All 20 CE hours of our home study courses are accepted by the Connecticut Department of Public Health due to NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual.
DC - District of Columbia: The Washington DC Health Professional Licensing Administration at 1-877-672-2174 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics and 3 hours in Trauma Counseling (The Ethics and Trauma Counseling courses must be face-to-face). The Washington DC licensing renewal Board accepts 6 CE hours of our online/home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
DE - Delaware: The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals at (302) 739-4522 requires 40 CE hours of continuing education credit. The Delaware licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: September 30th
FL - Florida: The Florida Certification Board at 850-222-6314 requires 20 hours of continuing education credit. All 20 CE hours are accepted by the Florida Board due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: June 30
GA - Georgia: The GEORGIA Addictions Counselors Association at (478) 207-1670 requires CAC I, 27 hrs; CAC II, 40.5 hrs with 3 Hours in Ethics 3 Hours in AIDS/HIV, 6 cultural competency. (See our Ethics, HIV/AIDS, and Cultural Competency courses).  CAC I: 27 hrs ; CAC II: 40.5 hrs are accepted in Home Study due to NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
HI - Hawaii: The Hawaii Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division at (808) 692-7506 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Hawaii licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study courses due to ADAD approval. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
IA - Iowa: The Iowa Board of Certification at (515) 334-9024 requires 40 clock hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Iowa licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our online/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
ID - Idaho: The Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification at 907.465.2551 requires 20 hours of continuing education credit with 2 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Idaho licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
IL - Illinois: The Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. at (217) 698-8110 requires 40 clock hours of continuing education credit, with 15 CEUs related specifically to alcohol and other drug abuse/dependency. For CSADCs and CAADCs, 6 CEUs must be in Supervision (See our Supervision courses.) The Illinois licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study courses due to .... Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
IN - Indiana: The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board at (317) 923-8800 requires LAC and LCAC 40 clock hours of continuing education credit with 2 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics Courses). A licensee shall complete not less than 20 CEUs per year. A minimum of 1 CEU per year in Ethics. Continuing Education Deadline: March 31st
The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board  accepts 40 hrs of our Category I home study due to NBCC providership #6102. All of our courses are Category I due to NBCC providership #6102 and NAADAC providership #679.  The Indiana Counselor's Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse requries at least 6 hours of specialized training in HIV/Aids and 6 hours in Ethics training for ACIT, CADAC I, CADAC II, CADAC IV, and CCDP (6 hrs ethics) and CAPRC (16 hrs ethics & 6 hrs HIV/AIDS).  ICAACA accepts our training hrs due to NAADAC and NBCC.  See our Ethics and HIV/AIDS courses.  
KS - Kansas: The Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board at (785) 296-8195 requires 30 hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics and 6 hours in Diagnosis and Treatment (See our Ethics and Diagnosis & Treatment courses). The Kansas licensing renewal Board accepts 30 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
KY - Kentucky: The Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors at (502) 564 -3296 requires 60 hours of continuing education credit. The Kentucky licensing renewal Board accepts 60 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
LA - Louisiana: The Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority at 225-342-8941 requires 48 clock hours of continuing education credit. If CCGC, must have 16 clock hours of Compulsive Gambling. If CCS, must have 8 hours of Supervision. CCGC, RP, and CCS must have 6 clock hours of Ethics (See our Gambling, Supervision,and Ethics courses). The Louisiana licensing renewal Board accepts 48 CE hours of our home study courses due to .... Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
MA - Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Board at 617-624-5173requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. The Massachusetts licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC provider ship. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
MD - Maryland: The Maryland Board Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at 410.764.4732 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. The Maryland licensing renewal Board accepts 10 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC provider ship. Continuing Education Deadline:  January 31st
ME - Maine: The Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors at (207) 624-8626 requires 36 contact hours of continuing education credit for LADC, and 24 contact hours for CADC, with 4 contact hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Maine licensing renewal Board accepts 10 CE hours of our distance learning/independent study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Nov 30
MI - Michigan: The Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals at 517-347-0891 requires 20 CE hrs annually. The Mighigan licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours annually of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership (#679). 50% of the CE hours need to addiction specific. (See our Addiction Specific courses.) (For initial certification, online ethics courses do not fulfill the certification criteria.) Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
MN - Minnesota: The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy at  (612)617-2178 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics and 6 hours in Cultural Diverity (See our Ethics and Cultural Diversity courses). The Minnesota licensing renewal Board accepts 40 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
MO - Missouri: The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board at (573) 751-8104 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics face-to-face and 14 hours in Compulsive Gambling (See our Ethics and Compulsive Gambling courses). The Missouri licensing renewal Board accepts 34 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
MS - Mississippi: No formal CE required.
MT - Montana: The Montana Board of Social Work Examiners, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Licensed Addiction Counselors at (406) 841-2392 requires 20 CE hours. Courses are accepted by the Montana Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: June 30th
NC - North Carolina: The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board at (919) 832-0975 requires 60 hours for CSAC, CSAPC, CCJP and 40 hrs for LCAS, with 3 hours in Ethics, 3 hours of Nicotine Dependence, and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS  (See our Ethics, Nicotine Dependence, and HIV/AIDS courses). 15 hours for CCS of clinical supervision training, or 12 core function training. Up-to 3.75 hours may be from providing supervision to other clinicians. The North Carolina licensing renewal Board accepts 50% of your hours via our online home study courses due to our NAADAC providership #679.
ND - North Dakota: The North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners at 701-667-5969 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit. 10 contact hours in Supervision is required if supervisor (See our Supervision courses). The North Dakota licensing renewal Board accepts 30 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: December 31st
NE - Nebraska: The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at (402) 471-4970 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit, at least 50% of the courses taken must be alcohol and drug specifi. The Nebraska licensing renewal Board accepts 15 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NBCC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: September 1st
NH - New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals at 907.465.2551 requires 48 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Supervision, if supervisor (See our Supervision courses). The New Hampshire licensing renewal Board accepts 48 CE hours of our home study courses due to our NAADAC provider ship. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
NJ - New Jersey: The New Jersey Board at 973-504-6582 requires 40 hours of CE credit if licensed or 60 hours of CE credit if certified with 3 hours of Cultural Competency (See our Cultural Competency courses). The New Jersey licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses if licensed and accepts 30 CE hours of home study if certified due to NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: July 31st.
NM - New Mexico: The New Mexico Board at 501- 569-3073 requires LADAC and  LSAA 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The New Mexico licensing renewal Board accepts 12 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: September 30th
NV - Nevada: The Nevada Board Of Examiners For Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors at (775) 884-8922 requires 40 CE hours. Courses are accepted by the Nevada Addictions Board due to NAADAC provider shipDeadline: June 30th
NY - New York: The New York Board at 1-800-482-9564 requires 40 CE hours. Courses are accepted by the New York Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Deadline: Individual
OH - Ohio: The Chemical Dependency Professionals Board at 614-387-1110 requires 40 CE hours with 6 hours in Ethics or Supervision (See our 6 hour Ethics and Supervision Courses). Courses are accepted by the Ohio Addictions Board due to NAADAC provider ship. Deadline: Individual
OK - Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors at (405) 521-0779 requires 20 CE hours with 3 hours in Ethics (See our 3 hour Ethics Course). Courses are accepted by the Oklahoma Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Deadline: June 30th
OR - Oregon: The Addictions Counselors Certification Board of Oregon at 503-231-8164 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit. The Arkansas licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
PA - Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors at (717) 783-1389 requires 30 clock hours of continuing education credit with 3 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Pennsylvania Counselor licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study courses due to NBCC providership. The Pennsylvania Board accepts home study courses that are 2 hours or more in length.  Continuing Education Deadline:  February 28th
RI - Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Board at 401-222-2837 requires for SAC, PCDP (formerly CIT), ACDP, ACDP II 40 CE hours, with 30 hrs substance abuse specific, and 3 hrs Ethics. See our website for renewal requirements for other RIBCCDP certifications. (See our Substance Abuse Specific, Co-Occurring Disorders, Ethics, and Clinical Supervision specific Courses.) The RIBCCDP accepts our home study online CE hrs due to NAADAC providership (#679). CE Deadline: Sept. 30th
COUNSELOR
3 three hours of ethics required for all Counselor credentials.
SAC 40 hours including 30 hours substance abuse specific
PCDP (formerly CIT) 40 hours including 30 hours substance abuse specific
ACDP 40 hours including 30 hours substance abuse specific
ACDP II 40 hours including 30 hours substance abuse specific
CCJP 40 hours including 15 hours substance abuse specific, and 15 hours criminal justice specific
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
RCS - With ACDP/ACDP II, 6 hours clinical supervision specific; without ACDP/ACDP II, 40 hours including 30 hours substance abuse specific.
CDCS 6 hours clinical supervisor specific
CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
3 hours of ethics required for all Co-Occurring credential.
PCCDP 40 hours relevant to co-occurring disorders, including 20 hours co-occurring disorders specific
CCDP 40 hours relevant to co-occurring disorders, including 20 hours co-occurring disorders specific
CCDP Diplomate 40 hours relevant to co-occurring disorders, including 20 hours co-occurring disorders specific
PREVENTION
APS 20 hours prevention specific including 5 hours in ATOD
CPS 40 hours including 30 hours prevention specific
ACPS 40 hours including 30 hours prevention specific
CPSS 40 hours including 30 hours prevention specific
     
SC - South Carolina: The SCAADAC at 803-779-0340 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 2 hours in Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The South Carolina licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
SD - South Dakota: The Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Professionals requires 40 hours of continuing education credit if Single Credential; 60 hours if Dual Credential; and 20 hours if Trainee. The South Dakota licensing renewal Board accepts 20 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses if Single Credential; 30 CE hours if Dual Credential; and 10 CE hours if Trainee due to our NAADAC providership. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
TN - Tennessee: The Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Health Related at 615-532-5127 requires 30 CE hours. Courses are accepted by the Tennessee Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Deadline: Individual
TX - Texas: The Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program Texas Department of State Health Services Board at 512-834-6628 requires LCDC 40 CE hours without Master’s Degree and 24 CE hours if you hold a Master’s Degree; with 3 hours in Ethics and 6 hours in HIV/AIDS (See our 3 hour Ethics Courses and our 6 hour HIV/AIDS courses). Courses are accepted by the Texas Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Deadline: Individual
UT - Utah: The Utah Board at 801-530-6136 requires 40 hours of continuing education credit with 6 hours in >Ethics (See our Ethics courses). The Utah licensing renewal Board accepts 6 CE hours of our home study/distance learning courses due to our NAADAC provider ship. Continuing Education Deadline: Individual
VA - Virginia: The Virginia Board of Counseling - of Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners at 804-367-4610 requires 20 CE hours with 2 hours in Ethics (See our 2 hour Ethics Course). Courses are accepted by the Virginia Addictions Board due to NAADAC provider ship. Deadline: June 30th
VT - Vermont: The Vermont Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board at 802-878-7776) requires 40 CE hours with 6 hours in Ethics (See our 6 hour Ethics Course). Courses are accepted by the Vermont Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Deadline: January 31st
WA - Washington: The Washington Board at (360) 236-4700 requires CDP 28 CE hours with 4 hours in Ethics (See our 4 hour Ethics Course). Courses are accepted by the Washington Addictions Board due to NAADAC providership. Deadline: Individual
WI - Wisconsin: The Department of Safety and Professional Services at ( 877 ) 617-1565 requires 40 CE hours. Courses are accepted by the Wisconsin Addictions Board due to NAADAC provider ship.   Continuing Education Deadline: February 28th
WV - West Virginia: The West Virgina Certification Board at 304-768-2942 requires 40 contact hours of continuing education credit. 6 contact hours must be addiction specific. The 40 hours training must be approved continuing education status by the Certification Board NAADAC.  Continuing Education Deadline: August 31st
WY - Wyoming: The Mental Health Professions Licensing Board 307-777-3628 requires 45 contact hours of continuing education credit. Courses are accepted by the Wyoming Addictions Board due to NAADAC provider ship. Continuing Education Deadline: 2 years on holder's birthday