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Approval in Ohio

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

  • Provider Info:

    • OCDPB 50-17843
  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Total Requirement: 40 credit hours required; All 40 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Applies To:

  • Ohio Addiction Counselors
  • Ohio Prevention Specialists
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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.

Renewal Info:
For Chemical Dependency Counselors
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 chemical dependency specific 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.

For 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 Domain VI: Professional Growth & Responsibility and three (3) in ethics.

Education may include workshops, seminars, homestudy courses, college courses, etc. There is no limit to the number of homestudy hours that can be completed. The Board guarantees the acceptance of coursework that has been approved for RCHs and that meets the above mentioned criteria. The Board also accepts coursework that has not been pre-approved when appropriate.

Initial Licensure:
For the following CDCA (Phase 1 & 2)(Preliminary and Renewable) and LCDC II licenses, AddictionCounselorCE.com provides pre-approved courses that can be viewed at this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qixfE69sJyExiSo-3wtd_filt2cEmazf-3d2iKSdv_c/edit?usp=sharing

CDCA – Preliminary
Forty (40) hours of chemical dependency specific education in the following areas:
Theories of Addiction (5 hours)
Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations (14 hours)
Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency (6 hours)
Assessment & Diagnosis of Addiction (3 hours)
Treatment Planning (7 hours)
Group Process & Techniques working with Addicted Populations (5 hours)

CDCA – Assistant/Renewable
Thirty (30) hours of chemical dependency specific education (completed after obtaining CDCA Phase I status) in the following areas:
Theories of Addiction (5 hours)
Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations (8 hours)
Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency (3 hours)
Assessment & Diagnosis of Addiction (3 hours)
Treatment Planning (6 hours)
Group Process & Techniques working with Addicted Populations (5 hours)

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.

LCDC III
Same as LCDC II but requires a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or nursing.

To view applications, experience and educational requirements for Initial Licensure & Certification Requirements, please visit:
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/

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
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

OCDPB uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On Addiction Counselor CE these terms may be considered synonymous.

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
https://ocdp.ohio.gov/

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Ohio:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Prevention Specialists

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.