Counselor Certification

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Ongoing Education

In addition to the education required to get certified as an addictions counselor, there are also educational requirements to maintain your certification. Each state varies in their requirements, but most credentials need to be renewed every two years. You will need to complete a certain number of hours or CEUs (Continuing Education Units) during this period. (e.g., in Ohio you must complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain your credential.) You will need CEU’s for every credential that you have, however classes may apply to more than one credential (e.g., a class on co-occurring disorders will likely apply to your substance abuse certification as well as your co-occurring disorders credential.)

Sometimes the requirements to maintain your credentials may seem to be a nuisance, but here are just a few reasons that continuing education is important to you and to the profession of addiction treatment. (more…)

By |August 23rd, 2013|1 Comment