California Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in California is controlled by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in California
Specific requirements to perform substance abuse counselor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Substance Abuse Counselor
General requirements for a substance abuse counselor license?
At least one year of professional experience.
What’s the state licensing site for a substance abuse counselor?
What are some training programs available for a substance abuse counselor?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Substance abuse counselor certification maintenance and renewal requirements vary by certification.
• California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals – Renews every two years
• American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders – Renews annually
What are fees associated with licensing?
Check with local governing body for updated details.