Continuing Education (CE) for Alcohol and Drug Counselors in Massachusetts

CE requirements for Massachusetts Alcohol and Drug Counselors:

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (LADC I)
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (LADC II)
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Assistant (LADC Assistant)

  • Forty (40) hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years
  • Twenty (20) of the forty (40) CE credits can be earned online

CE Approvals: The MA Department of Public Health accepts courses from providers approved by NBCC and NAADAC. is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6719). is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460

Massachusetts alcohol and drug counselors can earn twenty (20) of their CE credits online through View the course catalog at

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Massachusetts continuing education regulations, go to

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