South Dakota Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in South Dakota is controlled by the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in South Dakota
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?
• Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) – candidates with a high school diploma need 8,000 hours of supervised experience, while those with an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree only need 6,000, 4,000, or 2,000 hours, respectively.
• Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) – needs 2,000 supervised hours in substance abuse counseling.
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 by the end of your birth months, every other year
What are fees associated with licensing?
CAC $175 ; LAC $200