Rhode Island Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Rhode Island is controlled by the Rhode Island Department of Health – Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Rhode Island

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?

• Provisional Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PADC) – complete 140 educational hours ; 150 supervised hours.

• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) – requires 300 education hours ; 300 supervised hours.

• Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) – complete 180 hours of relevant coursework ; 100 supervised hours.

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

Rhode Island Department of Health – Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy

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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

Location(s):

Rhode Island