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Approval in Kentucky

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors CE Information

Provider
  • NAADAC 192243

Applies To:

  • Kentucky Addiction Counselors
    • CADC
    • CADCA I
    • CADCA II
    • LADC
    • LCADC
    • LCADCA
    • CCS
  • Kentucky Peer Support Specialists
    • RADPSS

The Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ADC) examines and certifies all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of alcohol and drug counseling. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality, conducts formal hearings and prosecutes by due process any violators of state law. Licensing fees fund the board’s work.

Requirements for each Credential: https://adc.ky.gov/new_docs.aspx?cat=91&menuid=102

Although our courses are not automatically accepted by KBCADC in an official way, we have been informed by a Board member that, in practice, the KBCADC does accept NAADAC approved courses.

Addiction Counselor CE is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC. CE Learning Systems is approved to offer continuing educations courses by NAADAC, and many ICRC certification boards. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the courses.

Board Contact Info

Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
502-782-8814
ADC@ky.gov
https://adc.ky.gov

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

INITIAL: 300 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum that include -

  • 6 hours in ethics training (must be interactive, face-to-face)
  • 3 hours in domestic violence
  • 2 hours in training in the transmission, control, treatment, and prevention of the human immunodeficiency virus

Hours must be specifically related to the 4 domains - 1. Screening assessment and engagement; 2. Treatment planning, collaboration, and referral; 3. Counseling; 4. Professional and ethical responsibilities; and the following requirements

RENEWAL: 60 CE hours earned during the 3-year renewal period

  • At least 50% of CE’s are to be live, face-to-face presentations
  • At least 3 of the 60 CE’s shall be in ethics
  • At least 6 of the 60 CE’s shall be in suicide training, due once every 6 yrs
  • At least 3 of the 60 CE’s shall be in supervisory practices for Board Approved Supervisors

Initial Credential

300 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate I

INITIAL: 40 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum, 20 hours of which shall have been obtained in the previous 2 years, that include the 4 domains -

  1. Screening assessment and engagement;
  2. Treatment planning, collaboration, and referral;
  3. Counseling;
  4. Professional and ethical responsibilities

RENEWAL: A minimum of 30 continuing education hours relevant to the field shall be accrued each year INCLUDING 6 hours in ethics. At least 50% of the required CE hours shall be earned through live synchronous or face-to-face CE presentations.

Initial Credential

40 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CADCA I credential.

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Credential Renewal

30 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CADCA I credential.

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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate II

INITIAL: 70 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum, 20 hours of which shall have been obtained in the previous 2 years, that include the 4 domains -

  1. Screening assessment and engagement;
  2. Treatment planning, collaboration, and referral;
  3. Counseling;
  4. Professional and ethical responsibilities;

RENEWAL: A minimum of 30 continuing education hours relevant to the field shall be accrued each year INCLUDING 6 hours in ethics. At least 50% of the required CE hours shall be earned through live synchronous or face-to-face CE presentations.

Initial Credential

70 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CADCA II credential.

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Credential Renewal

30 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CADCA II credential.

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Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

INITIAL: 300 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum that shall include the following 4 domains -

  1. Screening Assessment & Engagement
  2. Treatment Planning, Collaboration & Referral
  3. Counseling
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

RENEWAL: 60 CE hours earned during each 3-year renewal period, with at least 3 CE hours in ethics. A training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management must be completed every 6 years. At least 50% of the required CE hours shall be earned through live synchronous or face-to-face CE presentations.

Initial Credential

300 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the LADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the LADC credential.

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Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

INITIAL: 180 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum (you may submit the same information submitted for LCADCA) including

  • 6 hours in counselor ethics (must be interactive, face-to-face)
  • 3 hours in domestic violence
  • 2 hours training in the transmission, control, treatment and prevention of HIV

Hours must be specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following alcohol and drug counselor domains - 1. Screening assessment and engagement; 2. Treatment planning, collaboration, and referral; 3. Counseling; and 4. Professional and ethical responsibilities

RENEWAL: 60 CE hours earned during each 3-year renewal period

  • At least 50% of CEU’s are to be live, face-to-face presentations
  • At least 3 of the 60 CEU’s shall be in ethics
  • At least 6 of the 60 CEU’s shall be in suicide training, due once every 6 yrs
  • At least 3 of the 60 CEU’s shall be in supervisory practices for Board Approved Supervisors

Initial Credential

180 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the LCADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the LCADC credential.

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Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate

INITIAL: 180 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum including

  • 6 hours in counselor ethics
  • 3 hours in domestic violence
  • 2 hours training in the transmission, control, treatment and prevention of HIV

Hours must be specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following alcohol and drug counselor domains: 1. Screening assessment and engagement; 2. Treatment planning, collaboration, and referral; 3. Counseling; and 4. Professional and ethical responsibilities

RENEWAL: A minimum of 60 continuing education hours shall be accrued during the 3 year licensure period for renewal, with at least 3 hours in ethics. A training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management must be completed every 6 years. At least 50% of the total required CE hours must be earned through live synchronous or face-to-face CE presentations.

Initial Credential

180 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the LCADCA credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the LCADCA credential.

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Certified Clinical Supervisor

INITIAL: An applicant seeking certification as a certified clinical supervisor shall have thirty (30) classroom hours of classroom hours of board-approved curriculum with a minimum of five (5) classroom hours in each of the five (5) IC&RC clinical supervision domains -

  1. Counselor Development
  2. Professional and Ethical Standards
  3. Program Development and Quality Assurance
  4. Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance
  5. Treatment Knowledge.

Additionally, the thirty (30) classroom hours shall include three (3) hours of board-sponsored training.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION COMPETENCY TRAINING HOURS: All training hours shall specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the five clinical supervision counselor domains: 1. Counselor Development; 2. Professional and Ethical Standards; 3. Program Development and Quality Assurance; 4. Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance; 5. Treatment Knowledge.

RENEWAL: A minimum of nine (9) CE hours shall be accrued by each person holding a CCS certificate during the 3 three (3) year licensure renewal period, at least three (3) hours of which shall be the board sponsored clinical supervision training. These hours may be included in the CE hours required for the CADC, LADC, or LCADC held by the CCS. At least 50% of the required CE hours shall be earned through live synchronous or face-to-face CE presentations.

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CCS credential.

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Credential Renewal

9 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Any course accepted by KBCADC is applicable to the CCS credential.

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Registered Alcohol and Drug Peer Support Specialist

INITIAL: An applicant seeking registration as an alcohol and drug peer support specialist shall complete forty (40) classroom hours, which shall include -

  1. Sixteen (16) hours of interactive training in ethics of which eight (8) hours shall consist of face-to-face ethics training;
  2. Three (3) hours of domestic violence training;
  3. Two (2) hours of training in transmission, control, treatment and prevention of the human immunodeficiency virus;
  4. Ten (10) hours of advocacy training;
  5. Ten (10) hours of training in mentoring and education; and
  6. Ten (10) hours of training in recovery support.

RENEWAL: A minimum of ten (10) CE hours each year shall be accrued by each person holding a registration as an alcohol and drug peer support specialist. At least 50% of the required CE hours shall be earned through live synchronous or face-to-face CE presentations.

Initial Credential

40 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Credential Renewal

10 CE credit hours required for renewal.

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

Addiction Counselor CE offers 14 courses applicable to this credential.

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