Substance Abuse Counseling
If you are unsure whether you
qualify for licensure, please review the requirements to evaluate your compliance.
Agency staff and credentialing committees cannot pre-approve any part of the
application including curriculum or specific documentation.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensure Requirements - ARTICLE 7
Read the instructions carefully and use the checklist at
the end of the application to be sure you have completed all required areas and
included all required documentation.
If you cannot print any
application or form please call (602) 542-1864 and leave your name, address and
the form or application you need.
A completed general application AND a completed supplement is required from every
applicant. Please read the directions and application before beginning.
Abuse Counselor Supplement
Information regarding use of a clinical supervisor not employed by the agency
where you receive your work experience.
A fingerprint card or a fingerprint clearance card are required with every
application. If you need a fingerprint card and instructions please call
the Board at 602-542-1882 and leave your name and address to have them mailed to
Your fingerprints are for a background check only and will not result in the
issuance of a clearance card. You must contact DPS for information
regarding the process to obtain a clearance card.
Applications can be mailed to:
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 North Central Avenue, Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
substance abuse counselor licensure are required to provide a passing
score on the ICRC or NAADAC exam.
The Arizona Board for Certifcation of Addiction
Counselors (ABCAC) can administer the ICRC exam. Contact
Diane DeGeorge at (602) 251-8548.
Southwest Indian Substance Abuse Counselor
Certification Board (SISACCB) can administer the
ICRC exam to all individuals working within the Indian Health Service system.
Contact Hedy Emery at (602) 254-3247.
information regarding the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Counselors (NAADAC) exams contact Shirley Beckett at 1-800-548-0497.
Board rules hold certified
behavioral health professionals responsible for following the ethical code of
their profession. For ethical information contact NAADAC at (800)
548-0497 or go to the NAADAC website
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