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Approval in North Carolina

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board CE Information

Provider
  • NAADAC 192243

Applies To:

  • North Carolina Addiction Counselors
    • CADC
    • LCAS
    • CCS
  • North Carolina Prevention Specialists
    • CPS

Our distant learning courses are available for continuing education credit for addiction counselors, as set forth by the NCSAPPB.

Renewal
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
60 hours required, 30 must by substance abuse specific, 3 in HIV/AIDS, and 3 in professional ethics. 3 hours, in any combination, covering the following topics: nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans.
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
40 hours required, 30 must by substance abuse specific,3 in HIV/AIDS, and 3 in professional ethics. 3 hours, in any combination, covering the following topics: nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans.

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) 60 hours every two years in CCJP performance domains.
Domain #1 — Dynamics of Addiction and Criminal Behavior,
Domain #2 — Legal, Ethical, and Professional Responsibility,
Domain #3 — Criminal Justice System and Processes
Domain #4 — Screening, Intake and Assessment,
Domain #5 — Case Management, Monitoring, and Client Supervision,
Domain #6 — Counseling (a minimum of 10 hours in each domain)
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), 15 hours

Initial Certification

Our distant learning courses are available for 100% of required hours for initial NCSAPPB certification. Please be sure to check Board regulations regarding specific content requirements for initial certification. CE-Credit.com is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC. CE Learning Systems is approved to offer continuing educations courses by NAADAC and many ICRC certification boards. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the courses.

Our companion site, Addiction Counselor CE, 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

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
P.O. Box 10126, Raleigh, NC 27605
Ph: 919-832-0975
Fax: 919-833-5743
https://www.ncsappb.org/

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

At least 190 hours of substance use disorder specific education or training. Up to 80 hours may be topics related to general skill building for counselors.

  • At least 6 hours of clinical ethics (HIPAA, boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality, etc.)
  • At least 6 hours in one or more of these topics: HIV/AIDS/STD/TB/BBP
    Renewal - At least 30 clock hours of SUD specific training. The remaining hours can be related to general counseling skills.
  • At least 3 hours of clinical ethics (HIPAA, boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality, etc.)
  • At least 3 hours in one or more of these topics: HIV/AIDS/STD/TB/BBP
  • At least 3 hours in one or more of these topics: o Nicotine use disorder/dependence o Psychopathology o Evidence-based treatment o Substance use disorder issues and older adults o Substance use disorder issues affecting veterans o Substance use disorder and domestic violence
  • At least 6 hours in one or more of these topics: o Nicotine use disorder/dependence o Psychopathology o Evidence-based treatment o Substance use disorder issues and older adults o Substance use disorder issues affecting veterans o Substance use disorder and domestic violenc

Initial Credential

270 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CADC credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

ALL 180 clock hours of training for the LCAS must be addictions specific. These hours must include:

  • At least 6 hours of clinical ethics (HIPAA, boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality, etc.)
  • At least 6 hours in one or more of these topics: HIV/AIDS/STD/TB/BBP
  • At least 6 hours in one or more of these topics Renewal - At least 30 clock hours of SUD specific training. The remaining hours can be related to general counseling skills.
  • At least 3 hours of clinical ethics (HIPAA, boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality, etc.)
  • At least 3 hours in one or more of these topics: HIV/AIDS/STD/TB/BBP
  • At least 3 hours in one or more of these topics: o Nicotine use disorder/dependence o Psychopathology o Evidence-based treatment o Substance use disorder issues and older adults o Substance use disorder issues affecting veterans o Substance use disorder and domestic violence o Nicotine use disorder/dependence o Psychopathology o Evidence-based treatment o Substance use disorder issues and older adults o Substance use disorder issues affecting veterans o Substance use disorder and domestic violence
  • At least 6 hours of clinical supervision specific education or training. A fully licensed LCAS is eligible to provide ongoing supervision for a fully certified CADC. Because of this, you are required to have training in how to supervise other substance use disorder / counseling professionals.

Initial Credential

180 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your LCAS initial credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the LCAS credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your LCAS credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the LCAS credential.

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Certified Clinical Supervisor

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CCS initial credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the CCS credential.

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Credential Renewal

15 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CCS credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the CCS credential.

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Certified Prevention Specialist

Requires 270 clock hours of Board-approved education or training. These hours must include:

  • 170 hours of primary and secondary prevention and in the prevention performance domains
  • 100 hours in substance use disorder specific topics, including: o At least 6 hours of clinical ethics (HIPAA, boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality, etc.) o At least 6 hours in one or more of these topics: HIV/AIDS/STD/TB/BBP o At least 6 hours in one or more of these topics: Nicotine use disorder/dependence, Psychopathology; Evidence-based treatment; Substance use disorder issues and older adults; Substance use disorder issues affecting veterans; Substance use disorder and domestic violence

Renewal - At least 3 hours of clinical ethics (HIPAA, boundaries, dual relationships, confidentiality, etc.)

  • At least 3 hours in one or more of these topics: HIV/AIDS/STD/TB/BBP
  • At least 3 hours in one or more of these topics: o Nicotine use disorder/dependence o Psychopathology o Evidence-based treatment o Substance use disorder issues and older adults o Substance use disorder issues affecting veterans o Substance use disorder and domestic violence

Initial Credential

270 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CPS initial credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Credential Renewal

60 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CPS credential.

Any course accepted by NCSAPPB is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Special content requirements for renewal, 0.00 CE credit hours

Addiction Counselor CE has many courses to help you fulfill the special content requirements for renewal . See the site for these topics: HIV/AIDS, professional ethics, nicotine dependence, psychopathology, evidence-based treatment approaches, substance abuse issues in older adults, substance abuse issues affecting veterans.

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