Florida Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Florida is controlled by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Florida
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?
• Certified Addiction Counselors (CAC) – need 6,000 hours for a high school diploma/GED holder, 5,000 hours for an associate degree/unrelated bachelor’s degree holder, 4,000 hours for a bachelor’s degree holder in a related field, and 2,000 hours for a master’s degree holder in a related field or higher.
• Certified Addiction Professionals (CAP)- complete 6,000 hours, or three years of full-time work experience, 300 hours of on-the-job supervision.
• Master’s-level Certified Addiction Professionals (MCAP) – needs 4,000 hours of full-time work experience, about two years, as an addiction-specific professional, and an MCAP must log 200 on-the-job supervision hours.
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?
Renew annually on June 30
What are fees associated with licensing?
Check with local governing body for updated details.