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?
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?
Renew every two years
What are fees associated with licensing?
Check with local governing body for updated details.