Maine Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Maine is controlled by the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Maine

Specific requirements to perform substance abuse counseling 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 Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) – at least 4,000 hours of related work experience, at least 200 of these hours must be supervised.

• Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) – 6,000 hours of work experience, with at least 300 supervised hours.

• Certified Clinical Supervisors (CCS) – must have prior mental health licensure, 1,000 hours of licensed substance abuse counseling work, and 30 training hours in several specific topic areas.

What’s the state licensing site for a substance abuse counselor?

Maine Board of Counseling Professionals

What are some training programs available for a substance abuse counselor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renews every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.