Tennessee Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Tennessee is controlled by the Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Tennessee

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 6,000 clinically supervised hours and 270 hours of formal classroom training.

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

Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists

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):

Tennessee