Montana Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Montana is controlled by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry – Board of Behavioral Health.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Montana

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?

• Complete at least 330 contact hours working directly with patients in chemical dependency, counseling, pharmacology, and treatment planning studies.

• Complete an additional 1,000 hours of supervised experience at in-state treatment centers.

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

Montana Department of Labor & Industry – Board of Behavioral Health

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?

Renew every year

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

Location(s):

Montana