CE requirements for CO 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.
CE Approvals: The Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners does not approve courses, but will accept relevant courses from NBCC and NAADAC approved providers. At Health, Inc. is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6719. Athealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460
CO addiction counselors can earn 40 professional development hours online through athealth.com. View the course catalog at http://athealth.com/course-catalog/
State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Colorado continuing education regulations, https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Addiction_Counselor
Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on November 24, 2017