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Approval in Ohio

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board CE Information

Provider
  • OCDPB 50-17843

Applies To:

  • Ohio Addiction Counselors
    • CDCA Preliminary
    • CDCA Renewable
    • LCDC II
    • LCDC III
    • LICDC
    • LICDC-CS
    • GE
  • Ohio Prevention Specialists
    • OCPSA
    • OCPS
    • OCPC

CE Learning Systems dba AddictionCounselorCE.com is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to offer initial certification and recertification for Alcohol/Drug Counselors.

See the Credentials tab for specific information about each credential.

Renewal General Info:
Chemical Dependency Counselors (CDCA Renewable): A total of thirty (30) hours of field related continuing education is required for each two year renewal period. Of this education, six (6) hours must be specific to Substance Abuse Disorder and three (3) hours must be in Ethics.

- Individuals who hold the LICDC credentials must also show six (6) hours of education in clinical supervision topics.
- Individuals who hold the renewable Gambling credential must show six (6) hours of gambling specific education.

All professionals with an ADC Reciprocal Endorsement/Certificate need 40 CE’s for renewal instead of 30.

Prevention Professionals: A total of forty (40) hours of field related continuing education is required for each two year renewal period. Of this education, six (6) hours must be from content area P6 (Professional Growth & Responsibility) and three (3) in ethics.

Initial General Info:

CDCA – Preliminary: Forty (40) hours of chemical dependency specific education. For full information, click the Credentials tab, or go here.

CDCA – Assistant/Renewable: Thirty (30) hours of chemical dependency specific education (completed after obtaining CDCA Phase I status). For full information click the credentials tab, or go here.

LCDC II: An Associate’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing OR a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related compensated work or supervised internship experience.
180 hours of chemical dependency education in nine specific content areas.
220 practical experience hours in the twelve core functions. This may be completed as part of your work experience requirements.
Successful completion of the ADC examination or completion of Examination Waiver Form. 50% of the total education hours must have been completed within the last five years from application.
Our course list for LCDC II is available here.

LCDC III: Same as LCDC II but requires a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing.
Our course list for LCDC III is available here.

Board Contact Info

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
77 South High Street, (Vern Riffe Center) 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 387-1110
Fax (614) 387-1109
Website:
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/
Licensing Section:
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/get-certified-licensed
Contact Page:
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/help-center

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant - Preliminary

Initial Credential

40 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Curriculum for Initial Credential

CE-Credit.com offers a curriculum of pre-selected courses to earn the CDCA Preliminary credential.

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Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant - Renewable

For renewal, the OCDPB requires 30 hours of CEU’s. Of those 30 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

To view requirements visit the OCDPB website: https://ocdp.ohio.gov/Online

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

Curriculum for Initial Credential

If you already have your CDCA Preliminary, CE-Credit.com offers a curriculum of pre-selected courses to earn the CDCA Renewable credential.

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Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II

For renewal, the OCDPB requires 30 hours of CEU’s. Of those 30 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

Our course list for LCDC II is here.

To view requirements visit the OCDPB website: https://ocdp.ohio.gov/Online

If you have an LCDC II w/ADC Reciprocal Endorsement/Certificate, 40 hours are required for renewal. Of those 40 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III

For renewal, the OCDPB requires 30 hours of CEU’s. Of those 30 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

Our course list for LCDC III is here.

To view requirements visit the OCDPB website: https://ocdp.ohio.gov/Online

If you have an LCDC III w/ADC Reciprocal Endorsement/Certificate, 40 hours are required for renewal. Of those 40 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

For renewal, the OCDPB requires 30 hours of CEU’s. Of those 30 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

To view requirements visit the OCDPB website: https://ocdp.ohio.gov/Online

If you have an LICDC w/ADC Reciprocal Endorsement/Certificate, 40 hours are required for renewal. Of those 40 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor - Clinical Supervisor

For renewal, the OCDPB requires 30 hours of CEU’s. Of those 30 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

To view requirements visit the OCDPB website: https://ocdp.ohio.gov/Online

If you have an LICDC-CS w/ADC Reciprocal Endorsement/Certificate, 40 hours are required for renewal. Of those 40 hours, 6 hours must be SUD specific and 3 hours must be in ethics.

Gambling Endorsement

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

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

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Credential Renewal

Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant

Certified Prevention Specialist

A minimum of an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited school or university

Certified Prevention Consultant

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