CE requirements for Colorado addiction counselors:
Certified Addiction Counselors II and III
Licensed Addiction Counselors
- 40 PDH (professional development hours) every 2 years
- No more than 20 PDH in a single PDA (or category)
PDA (professional development activities) must develop your professional skill and be directly relevant to competence in addiction counseling and the behavioral health field.
Professional development activities (PDA) include: Volunteer Service, Consultation, Supervision, Presenting, Coursework, Publication, Independent Learning. No more than 20 PDH can be credited in a single PDA category during a 2-year renewal cycle. For example, a professional can earn 20 hours in coursework and 20 hours in independent learning to fulfill the requirement.
CO addiction counselors can earn 40 professional development hours online through athealth.com.
State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Colorado continuing education regulations, CE Requirements for Colorado Addiction Counselors
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