Virginia Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Board of Counseling.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia

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?

• At least a bachelor’s degree ; complete 400 clock hours of substance abuse education.

• Complete 2,000 hours of supervised training.

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

Virginia Board of Counseling

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 by June 30 each year

What are fees associated with licensing?

$65

Location(s):

Virginia