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Approval in North Carolina

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

  • Provider
    • NAADAC 192243
  • 60 CE Credit hours required every 2 years — 30 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.
NCSAPPB has special CE requirements. Those requirements are listed below.

Applies To:

  • North Carolina Addiction Counselors
  • North Carolina Prevention Specialists

AddictionCounselorCE.com distant learning course credits are accepted by the NCSAPPB because of our NAADAC 410 approval number.

Renewal
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
60 hours required, 30 must by substance abuse specific, 3 in HIV/AIDS, and 3 in professional ethics. 3 hours, in any combination, covering the following topics: nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans.
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
40 hours required, 30 must by substance abuse specific,3 in HIV/AIDS, and 3 in professional ethics. 3 hours, in any combination, covering the following topics: nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans.

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) 60 hours every two years in CCJP performance domains.
Domain #1 — Dynamics of Addiction and Criminal Behavior,
Domain #2 — Legal, Ethical, and Professional Responsibility,
Domain #3 — Criminal Justice System and Processes
Domain #4 — Screening, Intake and Assessment,
Domain #5 — Case Management, Monitoring, and Client Supervision,
Domain #6 — Counseling (a minimum of 10 hours in each domain)
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), 15 hours

Initial Certification

For initial certification NCSAPPB accepts our distant learning courses for up to 50% of required hours. Please be sure to check Board regulations regarding specific content requirements for initial certification.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
Initial-270 hours required, 190 must be SA specific, up to 50%(135) can be Distance Learning.

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
Initial-180 hours required, 180 must be SA specific, up to 50%(90) can be DL

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
Initial 30 hours of SA specific clinical supervision training should reflect 12 core functions

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
Initial 270 required, 170 in primary prevention, 100 in SA specific, 6 in HIV/AIDS, and 6 in ethics. 3 hours, in any combination, covering the following topics: nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans. 50% can be Distance Learning.

Addiction Counselor CE is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC. CE Learning Systems is approved to offer continuing educations courses by NAADAC (#410) and many ICRC certification boards. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the courses.

Board Contact Info

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
P.O. Box 10126, Raleigh, NC 27605
Ph: 919-832-0975
Fax: 919-833-5743
https://www.ncsappb.org/

  • Special content requirements for renewal

    Addiction Counselor CE has many courses to help you fulfill the special content requirements for renewal . See the site for these topics: HIV/AIDS, professional ethics, nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans.

View All Courses NCSAPPB accepts individual courses only. Currently 415 of our courses are available for addiction counselors and prevention specialists licensed by NCSAPPB. These are just a few examples!

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

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