Forms & Instructions
The Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) licensure is meant for primary counselors, those counselors who are providing addiction treatment as the main focus of their job. Many people in the field have the skills and knowledge of many of the counseling domains. However, if as part of their job they are referring the client to a counselor rather than providing the treatment themselves, then they are not considered an addiction counselor.
The process of becoming licensed is guided and overseen by a qualified supervisor. The application should not be initiated without the supervisors understanding that they are supervising towards licensure. The supervisor should review any and all parts of the application prior to submission.