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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 062 : Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 3236)
  • § 3236. Licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor eligibility

    (a) To be eligible for licensure as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor, an applicant shall:

    (1) have received a master’s degree or doctorate in a human services field from an accredited educational institution, including a degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or an allied mental health field, or a master’s degree or higher in a health care profession regulated under this title or Title 33, after having successfully completed a course of study with course work including theories of human development, diagnostic and counseling techniques, professional ethics, and a supervised clinical practicum;

    (2)(A) hold or be qualified to hold a current alcohol and drug counselor certification from the Office; or

    (B) hold an International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium certification from another U.S. or Canadian jurisdiction or a U.S. or Canadian national certification organization approved by the Director;

    (3) successfully pass the examination approved by the Director; and

    (4) complete 2,000 hours of supervised practice as set forth in rule.

    (b) A person who is engaged in supervised practice toward licensure who is not within the preferred provider network shall be registered on the roster of nonlicensed and noncertified psychotherapists. (Added 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 129, eff. May 20, 2014; amended 2015, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2016.)