Approval for Addiction Counselors in North Carolina

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

60 credits required; 30 may be earned with CE-credit.com.
See below for more specific information

General Information

Provider: NAADAC #410

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

Renewal
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
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) 40 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

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

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
Initial-270 hours required, 190 must be SA specific, up to 50%(135) can be DL

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 Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC)
Initial � 270 required, 170 in primary prevention, 100 in SA specific, 12 in HIV/AIDS, and 6 in ethics. 50% can be DL
CE-credit.com 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, Addiction Counselor CE, is specifically focused on the CE needs of addiction counselors and offers a greater quantity and variety of substance abuse-specific courses.

Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
Total Credit Requirement: 60 credits required; 30 may be earned with CE-credit.com.
Special requirements are listed below.

Contact Info

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
PO Box 10126
Raleigh, NC 27605
919-832-0975

Special Requirements for NCSAPPB

  • Requirement: 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.

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in North Carolina:

  • 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.

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