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Approval for Addiction Counselors in Ohio

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

40 credits required; All 40 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.
See below for more specific information

General Information

Provider #: 03-1517-94-PVN

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, ten (10) hours must be from Foundation II: Foundation in Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Use/Abuse/Dependency.

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) and LCDC II licenses, AddictionCounselorCE.com provides pre-approved courses that can be viewed using the following link: http://goo.gl/jfRPSl

CDCA – Phase 1
Forty (40) hours of chemical dependency specific education in the following areas:
Addiction Knowledge (5 hours)
Treatment Knowledge (9 hours)
Professionalism (6 hours)
Evaluation (3 hours)
Service Coordination (4 hours)
Documentation (3 hours)
Individual Counseling (5 hours)
Group Counseling (5 hours)

CDCA – Phase 2
Thirty (30) hours of chemical dependency specific education (completed after obtaining CDCA Phase I status) in the following areas:
Addiction Knowledge (5 hours)
Treatment Knowledge (3 hours)
Professionalism (3 hours)
Evaluation (3 hours)
Service Coordination (3 hours)
Documentation (3 hours)
Individual Counseling (5 hours)
Group Counseling (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.

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

Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
Total Credit Requirement: 40 credits required; All 40 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Contact Info

Vern Riffe Center
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 387-1110
Fax (614) 387-1109

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Ohio:

  • Addiction Counselors

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.

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