Continuing Education for Addiction Counselors in DC

Attention: Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.

CE requirements for addiction counselors in DC:

  • Certified addiction counselors must complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years, including 6 hours of ethics and 3 hours in trauma counseling.
  • Ethics and trauma CE must be earned face-to-face
  • 6 CE hours can be earned online
  • Renewal: December 31, even-numbered years

CE Approvals

The DC Board of Professional Counseling accepts programs from providers approved by NAADAC. is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

DC addiction counselors can earn six (6) of their CE credits online through

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State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the District of Columbia continuing education regulations, click the button below.

CE Requirements for Washington DC Addiction Counselors

Page last modified or reviewed by on Sep 28, 2020.

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