Georgia Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Georgia is controlled by the Georgia Secretary of State Professional Licensing Boards Division.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Georgia
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 counselors
General requirements for a substance abuse counselor license?
• Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) – requires 220 hours of practical experience under the supervision of a certified clinical supervisor.
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) – requires 200 or 300 hours of supervised clinical work, depending on the certification level sought.
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?
Valid for two years
What are fees associated with licensing?
CADC $150; CAC $100 for members and $200 for nonmembers.