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Approval in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services

  • Provider
    • NAADAC 192243
  • 40 CE Credit hours required every 2 years — 20 may be earned with

Applies To:

  • Massachusetts Addiction Counselors

Our distant learning course credits are accepted by Bureau of Substance Abuse Services due to:

1) Our status as a NAADAC approved CE provider.
2) Each of our courses pertain to at least one of the six program content categories set forth by the Bureau.
3) The content of our courses contributes directly to the competence of alcohol and drug counselors, as required by the Bureau.

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services accepts our distant learning courses for up to 100% of initial certification hours. is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC. CE Learning Systems is approved to offer continuing educations courses by NAADAC (#410), and many ICRC certification boards. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the courses.

Our companion site,, is specifically focused on the CE needs of addiction counselors and offers a greater quantity and variety of substance abuse-specific courses.

Board Contact Info

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
Donovan Health Building
5 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781) 774-6627
[email protected]

View All Courses MBSAS accepts individual courses only. Currently 256 of our courses are available for addiction counselors licensed by MBSAS. These are just a few examples!

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