Continuing Education for Alcohol and Drug Counselors in CT

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 CT alcohol and drug counselors:

  • 20 CE hours, including a minimum of 1 hour of cultural competency, every year
  • For renewal periods after January 1, 2016, licensees must complete at least two hours of training during the first renewal period in which continuing education is required and not less than once every six years thereafter on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (1) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (2) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (3) suicide prevention training.
  • Alcohol and drug counselors can earn all 20 CE credits online

CE Approvals

The CT Department of Public Health will accept relevant 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

CT alcohol and drug counselors can earn all twenty (20) of their continuing education credits online through

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

CE Requirements for Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Counselors

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

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