Washington Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Washington is controlled by the Washington State Department of Health – Certified Counselor.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Washington
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?
Washington’s experience requirements vary by the applicant’s degree.
• Candidates with an associate degree must demonstrate 2,500 hours of chemical dependency experience.
• Those with a bachelor’s degree must show 2,000 hours.
• Candidates with a master’s or doctoral degree must hold 1,500 hours of experience.
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?
Renews annually by your birthday.
What are fees associated with licensing?
Check with local governing body for updated details.