New Mexico Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in New Mexico is controlled by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department – Counseling and Therapy Practice.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in New Mexico

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?

Required postgraduate supervised work experience for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) varies by degree level.

• Applicants with an associate degree need 3,000 postgraduate supervised work hours over three years.

• Individuals with a bachelor’s degree need 2,000 postgraduate supervised work hours over two years.

• Individuals with a master’s degree need 1,000 postgraduate supervised work hours over one year.

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

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department – Counseling and Therapy Practice

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?

$150

Location(s):

New Mexico