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)

     

Requirements
  • See Board Laws and Rules
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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.

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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)
Requirements
  • See Board Laws and Rules
Term
  • Annual
  • November 30
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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: 18 contact hours of continuing education is required prior to the November 30 renewals in odd numbered years.
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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.

 

Last Updated: September 16, 2019