New Jersey Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in New Jersey is controlled by the New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in New Jersey

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 3,000 supervised internship hours working with addiction-related clients.

• Complete an additional 300 hours of supervised practical training distributed among the 12 competencies of addiction counseling.

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

New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee

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 two years

What are fees associated with licensing?

$51.50

Location(s):

New Jersey