Mississippi Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Mississippi is controlled by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Mississippi
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?
Requires a minimum of 270 hours in addiction counseling practice, including six hours of ethics and six of HIV/AIDs training.
What’s the state licensing site for a substance abuse counselor?
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
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?
• Certified Addiction Therapist (CAT) – renew every four years on September 30 or the closest work day
• Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP) – renew on each two-year anniversary
What are fees associated with licensing?
CAT $100 ; MAAP $75