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Approval in Texas

Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program

  • Provider Info:

  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Total Requirement: 40 credit hours required

Applies To:

  • Texas Addiction Counselors

Our distant learning courses are available for continuing education credit for addiction counselors, as set forth by the Texas LCDP.

Renewal
Renewal hours must be specific to substance use disorders or related to chemical dependency counseling as defined by KSA dimensions.
3 hours of ethics, 6 hours of HIV/AIDS required for each renewal period. If job description includes supervision, then 3 hours in clinical supervision required.

Note:Changes in Number of CE Hours Required for Each Two Year Renewal Period – Effective September 1, 2007

A LCDC who holds a master’s or other advanced degree must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during each two-year licensure period. The 24 hours of education must include the specific courses required by rule (see above).

A LCDC who does not hold a master’s or other advanced degree must complete at least 40 hours of continuing education.

Initial Licensure
Texas LCDP does not accept our courses for initial licensure.

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.

Our companion site, www.addictioncounselorce.com, is specifically focused on the CE needs of addiction counselors and offers a greater quantity and variety of substance abuse-specific courses.

Board Contact Info

Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Main: 512-776-7111
Toll-free: 888-963-7111
[email protected]
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/consumerprotection/transition.aspx

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Live Webinars with Prominent Experts

CE Learning Systems also offers live webinars for addiction counselors in our new Make An Impact webinar series. Offered through our sister site, CE-Go.com, this series features some of the most well-known speakers in behavioral health today. Recent sessions include:

  • Clinical Practice in the Age of Technology – Pamela Harmell, PhD
  • Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter, Oh My! Helping Clients Heal Through Stories – Janina Scarlet, PhD
  • Helping Clients Maintain Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Through the Storm: Catastrophes and Pandemics – Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
  • COVID-19 Anxiety and Fear: Meeting the Challenges of a Growing Mental Health Pandemic Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – John P. Forsyth, PhD
  • ...and many more to come!
Make An Impact
This was the best presentation I've seen in a very long time. The material was relevant and interesting, and was presented in a manner that made it feel immediately applicable to my work with clients. Loved it. Can't wait to buy the book! – SC, New York

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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.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

LCDP uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On Addiction Counselor CE these terms may be considered synonymous.

Contact Info

Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Main: 512-776-7111
Toll-free: 888-963-7111
[email protected]
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/consumerprotection/transition.aspx

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Texas:

  • Addiction Counselors

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.