Maryland Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Maryland is controlled by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Maryland
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 Supervised Counselor for Alcohol and Drugs (CSC-AD), Certified Associate Counselors for Alcohol and Drugs (CAC-AD), Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LGADC) – requires 1,000 hours over one year of approved, supervised substance abuse counseling work.
• Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC) – requires 2,000 hours over two years of approved, supervised substance abuse counseling work.
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?
Check with local governing body for updated details.