Continuing Education for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors in TN

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 TN Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors:

  • Fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education (CE) each calendar year
  • Must include three (3) hours of ethics
  • Maximum of six (6) hours can be taken online

A Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QCS) must complete a minimum of five (5) additional contact hours of training annually, in addition to the normal fifteen (15) contact hours. These additional hours must be specific to alcohol and drug supervision with at least three (3) of the five (5) additional hours specific to ethics in clinical supervision

CE Approvals

The Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors accepts courses 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.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors in TN can take six (6) of their credits online through

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

CE Requirements for Tennessee Substance Abuse Counselors

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

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