Wisconsin Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor

Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Wisconsin is controlled by the Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board.

General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Wisconsin

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?

• Substance Abuse Counselor – complete a minimum of 360 hours of specialized education ; complete a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised work in an approved counseling setting.

• Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor – complete a minimum of 360 hours of specialized education ; complete at least 5,000 hours of supervised work.

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

Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board

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):

Wisconsin