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Approval in Ohio

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

  • Provider
    • OCDPB 50-17843
  • 40 CE Credit hours required every 2 years — All 40 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Applies To:

  • Ohio Addiction Counselors
  • Ohio Prevention Specialists
Provider reports CE/CME to to CE Broker

CE Learning Systems dba AddictionCounselorCE.com is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to offer initial certification and recertification for Alcohol/Drug Counselors.

Renewal Info:
For Chemical Dependency Counselors
A total of forty (40) hours of field related continuing education is required for each two year renewal period. Of this education, six (6) hours must be chemical dependency specific and three (3) hours must be in ethics.

- Individuals who hold the LICDC credentials must also show six (6) hours of education in clinical supervision topics.
- Individuals who hold the renewable Gambling credential must show six (6) hours of gambling specific education.

For Prevention Professionals
A total of forty (40) hours of field related continuing education is required for each two year renewal period. Of this education, six (6) hours must be from content area P6 (Professional Growth & Responsibility) and three (3) in ethics.

Education may include workshops, seminars, homestudy courses, college courses, etc. There is no limit to the number of homestudy hours that can be completed. The Board guarantees the acceptance of coursework that has been approved for RCHs and that meets the above mentioned criteria. The Board also accepts coursework that has not been pre-approved when appropriate.

Initial Licensure:
For the following CDCA (Phase 1 & 2)(Preliminary and Renewable) and LCDC II licenses, AddictionCounselorCE.com provides pre-approved courses that can be viewed at this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qixfE69sJyExiSo-3wtd_filt2cEmazf-3d2iKSdv_c/edit?usp=sharing

CDCA – Preliminary
Forty (40) hours of chemical dependency specific education in the following areas:
Theories of Addiction (5 hours)
Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations (14 hours)
Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency (6 hours)
Assessment & Diagnosis of Addiction (3 hours)
Treatment Planning (7 hours)
Group Process & Techniques working with Addicted Populations (5 hours)

CDCA – Assistant/Renewable
Thirty (30) hours of chemical dependency specific education (completed after obtaining CDCA Phase I status) in the following areas:
Theories of Addiction (5 hours)
Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations (8 hours)
Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency (3 hours)
Assessment & Diagnosis of Addiction (3 hours)
Treatment Planning (6 hours)
Group Process & Techniques working with Addicted Populations (5 hours)

LCDC II
An Associate’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing OR a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form.

LCDC III
Same as LCDC II but requires a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing.

*To view applications, experience and educational requirements for Initial Licensure & Certification Requirements, please visit: https://ocdp.ohio.gov/

Board Contact Info

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
77 South High Street, (Vern Riffe Center) 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 387-1110
Fax (614) 387-1109
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/

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