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Approval in South Carolina

Addictions Professionals of South Carolina CE Information

Provider
  • NAADAC 192243

Applies To:

  • South Carolina Addiction Counselors
    • ADC
    • AADC
    • CS
  • South Carolina Peer Support Specialists
    • CPSS
    • CPRS

AddictionCounselorCE.com distance learning course credits are accepted by SCAADAC.
The purpose of the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina (APSC) shall be to establish a statewide association of addiction counselors and other persons interested in addiction counseling; to be expressly concerned with the welfare of persons who are chemically dependent or who are abusing chemicals; to provide public education concerning addictive illnesses and the treatment and prevention thereof; and promote high standards in continuing education for professionals who provide addiction counseling.

FAQs: https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/resources/faq/

Counselor Domains
Domain I: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
Domain II: Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
Domain III: Counseling and Education
Domain IV: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Supervisor Domains
Domain I: Counselor Development
Domain II: Professional and Ethical Standards
Domain III: Program Development and Quality Assurance
Domain IV: Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance
Domain V: Treatment Knowledge

Peer Recovery Domains
Domain I: Advocacy
Domain II: Mentoring/Education
Domain III: Recovery Support
Domain IV: Ethical Responsibility

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Board Contact Info

Addictions Professionals of South Carolina (APSC)
1215 Anthony Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 540-7527
Fax: (803) 254-3773
Email: certification@scaadac.org
http://scaadac.org/

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Alcohol & Drug Counselor

INITIAL:

Minimum of 300 clock hours in education or training related to the counseling domains.

  • Documentation of six (6) hours in Professional Ethics for counselors.
  • Documentation of six (6) hours in ASAM for counselors.
  • Documentation of three (3) hours in HIV/AIDS issues for counselors.

https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/certification-levels/adc-new-applicants/

RECERTIFICATION:

40 hours of education related to the counseling domains, every 2 years.

  • A maximum of 50% of the required hours may be earned through home study/online education
  • 6 hours will be in professional ethics

https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/resources/recertification-extensions-upgrades/

Initial Credential

300 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your ADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by APSC is applicable to the ADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your ADC credential.

Any course accepted by APSC is applicable to the ADC credential.

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Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

INITIAL:

Minimum of 450 clock hours in education or training related to the counseling domains.

  • Documentation of six (6) hours in Professional Ethics for counselors.
  • Documentation of three (3) hours in HIV/AIDS issues for counselors.

https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/certification-levels/aadc-new-applicants/

RECERTIFICATION:

40 hours of education related to the counseling domains, every 2 years.

  • A maximum of 50% of the required hours may be earned through home study/online education
  • 6 hours will be in professional ethics

https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/resources/recertification-extensions-upgrades/

Initial Credential

450 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your AADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by APSC is applicable to the AADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your AADC credential.

Any course accepted by APSC is applicable to the AADC credential.

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Clinical Supervisor

INITIAL:

Must hold an Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) certification.

Thirty (30) hours of training specific to clinical supervision.

https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/certification-levels/aadc-clinical-supervisor-upgrade/

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CS initial credential.

Addiction Counselor CE does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Certified Peer Support Specialist

INITIAL:

Successful completion of 46-hour training from a South Carolina PSSCC Certified Training Center.

Approved Providers & More: https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/certification-levels/peer-support-certification/

RECERTIFICATION:

A minimum of 40 hours must be earned biennially

  • A maximum of 15 hours may be earned through distance learning; the remaining 24 hours must be earned through attendance of live events
  • 12 of 40 hours must be related to ethics

Initial Credential

46 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

No You cannot use online courses for your initial CPSS credential.

Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CPSS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

INITIAL:

Successful completion of 46-hour training from a South Carolina PSSCC Certified Training Center.

Approved Providers & More: https://www.addictionprofessionalsofsouthcarolina.org/get-certified/certification-levels/peer-support-certification/

RECERTIFICATION:

A minimum of 40 hours must be earned biennially

  • A maximum of 15 hours may be earned through distance learning; the remaining 24 hours must be earned through attendance of live events
  • 12 of 40 hours must be related to ethics

Initial Credential

46 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

No You cannot use online courses for your initial CPRS credential.

Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CPRS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

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