Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors - Counseling Aide, Certified Counselor, Licensed Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor

 

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Aide

Pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 81, §6203-A(2)

"Alcohol and drug counseling aide" means an individual who is licensed by the board to engage in an apprenticeship for the purpose of acquiring knowledge and experience in the performance of alcohol and drug counseling services, including but not limited to knowledge of ethical standards. An alcohol and drug counseling aide may facilitate individual and direct group counseling or assume other facilitation duties under supervision and may supervise nonclinical activities. An alcohol and drug counseling aide may write treatment chart notations when the notations are cosigned by a certified clinical supervisor. All work performed must be under the supervision of a certified clinical supervisor. An alcohol and drug counseling aide may not engage in independent or private practice. All work associated with the apprenticeship may be conducted only in an agency."

Refer to the Board laws and rules for complete details.

Application for the Alcohol & Drug Counseling Aide License

Fees

  • License Fee: $40.00
  • Criminal Background Check Fee: $21.00
  • (fees are non-refundable)

Term

  • Annual
  • November 30

Requirements

See Board Laws and Rules

Renewal Fees and Information

Fees

$35.00

Terms

This license renews annually on November 30

Requirements

  • You may renew your license online beginning 60 days prior to your expiration date. Renew now! You do not need to wait for a renewal reminder notice.
  • Late fee of $50 assessed if renewing after November 30th
  • If application submitted more than 90 days after the November 30 expiration date, you will be subject to all requirements governing new applicants. (See 32 MRSA §6219). You will be required to reapply by filing a reinstatement application with documentation and fees.
  • Continuing Education: 12 contact hours of continuing education is required prior to the November 30 renewals (biennially) i.e., 2011, 2013, 2015, etc.

 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 81, §6203-A(5)

"Certified alcohol and drug counselor" means an individual who provides individual or group alcohol and drug counseling services unaided and who meets the criteria established in section 6214-C. A certified alcohol and drug counselor may not engage in independent or private practice. All work performed must be under the supervision of a certified clinical supervisor within an agency."

Refer to the Board laws and rules for complete details.

Application to Qualify for the CADC - ADC Examination

Fees

  • Examination Qualification Fee: $25.00
  • (fees are non-refundable)

Apply Now

This application is solely for determining your eligibility and to qualify you for for an exam. It does not qualify you for licensure at this time.

You will be required to submit a separate application for licensure once you have passed the ADC examination.

Requirements

See Board Laws and Rules

Application for the CADC License (after passing the required examination)

Fees

  • License Fee: $40.00
  • Criminal Background Check Fee: $21.00
  • (fees are non-refundable)

Term

  • Annual
  • November 30

Apply Now

Requirements

See Board Laws and Rules

Renewal Fees and Information

Fees

$35.00

Terms

This license renews annually on November 30

Renew Now

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Requirements

  • You may renew your license online beginning 60 days prior to your expiration date. Renew now! You do not need to wait for a renewal reminder notice.
  • Late fee of $50 assessed if renewing after November 30th
  • If application submitted more than 90 days after the November 30 expiration date, you will be subject to all requirements governing new applicants. (See 32 MRSA §6219). You will be required to reapply by filing a reinstatement application with documentation and fees.
  • Continuing Education: 18 contact hours of continuing education is required prior to the November 30 renewals in odd numbered years.

 

Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 81, §6203-A(9)

"Licensed alcohol and drug counselor" means an individual who provides individual or group alcohol and drug counseling services independently within an agency or in private practice and who meets the criteria established in section 6214-D. A licensed alcohol and drug counselor may also assume clinical supervision duties upon being licensed by the board as a certified clinical supervisor."

Refer to the Board laws and rules for complete details.

Application to Qualify for the LADC Advanced ADC Examination

Fees

Examination Qualification Fee: $25.00

Apply Now

This application is solely for determining your eligibility and to qualify you for for an exam. It does not qualify you for licensure at this time.

You will be required to submit a separate application for licensure once you have passed the ADC and Advanced ADC examinations.

Requirements

See Board Laws and Rules

Application for the LADC License (after passing the required examination)

Fees

  • License Fee: $40.00
  • Criminal Background Check Fee: $21.00
  • (fees are non-refundable)

Term

  • Annual
  • November 30

Apply Now

Requirements

See Board Laws and Rules

Renewal Fees and Information

Fees

Annual renewal fee $35.00

Terms

Renews annually on November 30th

Renew Now

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Requirements

  • You may renew your license online beginning 60 days prior to your expiration date. Renew now! You do not need to wait for a renewal reminder notice.
  • Late fee of $50 assessed if renewing after November 30th
  • If application submitted more than 90 days after the November 30 expiration date, you will be subject to all requirements governing new applicants. (See 32 MRSA §6219). You will be required to reapply by filing a reinstatement application with documentation and fees.
  • Continuing Education: 25 contact hours of continuing education is required prior to the November 30 renewals in odd numbered years.

 

Certified Clinical Supervisor

Pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 81, §6203-A(6)

"Certified clinical supervisor" means an individual who is licensed by the board to provide supervision to individuals who provide alcohol and drug counseling services as required by this chapter. For the purposes of this subsection, "supervision" includes, but is not limited to, oversight of case record reviews, case management, development of counseling skills, education and treatment modalities, clinical supervision log maintenance and client treatment plans and activities."

Refer to the Board laws and rules for complete details.

Application for the CCS License

Fees

  • License Fee $40.00
  • Criminal Background Check Fee $21.00
  • (fees are non-refundable)

Term

  • Annual
  • November 30

Requirements

See Board Laws and Rules

Renewal Fees and Information

Fees

$35.00

Terms

This license renews annually on November 30

Renew Now

The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Requirements

  • You may renew your license online beginning 60 days prior to your expiration date. Renew now! You do not need to wait for a renewal reminder notice.
  • Late fee of $50 assessed if renewing after November 30th
  • If application submitted more than 90 days after the November 30 expiration date, you will be subject to all requirements governing new applicants. (See 32 MRSA §6219). You will be required to reapply by filing a reinstatement application with documentation and fees.
  • Continuing Education: 12 contact hours of continuing education is required prior to the November 30 renewals (biennially) i.e., 2011, 2013, 2015, etc.