CREDENTIALING, LICENSING, AND REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SUD WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION. EXHIBIT A6: Requirements: SAMHSA's SUD Technician Category

12/01/2019

EXHIBIT A6. Requirements: SAMHSA's SUD Technician Category
State Abbr. Credential Title Minimum Degree Education Hours Practice Hours Supervision Hours Required Examination* Annual Cont. Educ. Hours Renewal Period (months) Reciprocity
AK Behavioral Health Technician None With degree 12; without degree 127 With degree none; without 2k 100 None 40 24 Yes
Chemical Dependency Counselor Technician None With degree 20; without degree 84 None None None 40 24 Yes
AL Associate Addiction Professional Not stated 140 2,000 150 State exam 20 12 No
AR Certified Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Technician High school or equivalent 270 6,000 Not stated Any nationally recognized exam 40 24 No
AZ Licensed Substance Abuse Technician Associate 3 semester hours None None IC&RC ADC or AADC, NAADAC NCAC I, II or MAC 30 24 No
CA Registered Alcohol Drug Technician Not stated 9 None None None 3 12 Not stated
CO Certified Addiction Counselor I High school or equivalent 112 1,000 3 per month None None 24 Not stated
FL Certified Behavioral Health Technician High school or equivalent 30 1,000 24 Certified Behavioral Health Technician Exam 10 12 Yes
GA Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Trainee High school or equivalent 300 300 40 None 20 12 No
Counselor-In-Training High school or equivalent 20 Not stated 220 None 20 12 No
IA Certified Treatment Assistant Not stated 40 500 Not stated None 15 24 No
ID Idaho Student of Addiction Studies Not stated 315 300 Not stated Not stated 60 24 No
IL Certified Associate Addictions Professional High school or equivalent Not stated Not stated Not stated Certified Associate Addictions Professional Exam 40 24 No
IN Addiction Counselor in Training Not stated 12 Not stated Not stated None 40 24 No
Addiction Professional In Training Not stated 12 320 Not stated NAADAC NCAC I 40 24 Yes
LA Addiction Treatment Assistant None 6 Not stated Not stated Not stated 6 24 Not stated
MA Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor Assistant High school or equivalent 50 2,000 None IC&RC Exam (not specified) 40 24 Yes
ME Alcohol & Drug Counseling Aide High school or equivalent Not stated Not stated Not stated None 12 hours every 2 years 12 Not stated
MS Intern Counselor High school or equivalent 186 Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated
NV Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Intern Not stated 60 credit hours, plus 12 hours Not stated Not stated None Not stated Not stated Not stated
NY Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee Not stated 350 4,000 Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated
OH Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Preliminary High school or equivalent 40 Not stated Not stated None 40 24 No
PA Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner High school or equivalent 50 4,000 100 IC&RC CAAP Exam 25 24 Yes
Certified Intervention Professional High school or equivalent 150 4,000 100 None 30 24 No
TX Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern High school or equivalent 270 300 Not stated None None, non-renewable but can be extended 3 years Non-renewable No
UT Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor Intern Associate 200 Not stated 200 None None, 6-month certification Non-renewable No
*EXAM NAME ABBREVIATIONS:
  • IC&RC ADC = Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • IC&RC AADC = Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • IC&RC CAAP = Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner Exam
  • NAADAC NCAC I = National Certified Addiction Counselor Level I
  • NAADAC NCAC II = National Certified Addiction Counselor Level II
  • NAADAC MAC = Master Addiction Counselor
  • NBCC= National Board for Certified Counselors

NOTE ABOUT PRACTICE HOURS: 2,000 hours = 1 year; 4,000 hours = 2 years; 6,000 hours = 3 years; 8,000 = 4 years; 10,000 hours = 5 years; 12,000 hours = 6 years.