Delaware Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Delaware is controlled by the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Delaware
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?
Delaware offers two paths to licensure: through the Division of Professional Regulation and through the DCB.
• Division of Professional Regulation – requires 3,200 hours of experience as a substance abuse counselor, including 1,600 supervised hours and 100 hours of face-to-face meetings with clients.
• Delaware Certification Board – 400 hours (two years) of employment as an alcohol and drug counselor gained in the last seven years, 200 hours of supervised work, 300 hours of education, including six hours of professional ethics.
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?
Renews every two years
What are fees associated with licensing?
Division of Professional Regulation $236; Delaware Certification Board $350