Continuing Education for Addiction Counselors in DC

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
  • DC marriage and family therapists can earn 6 CE hours online
  • Renewal: December 31, even-numbered years

CE Approvals: The DC Board of Professional Counseling accepts programs from NBCC and APA approved sponsors. At Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6719). At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program.

DC addiction counselors can earn six (6) 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 District of Columbia continuing education regulations, go to

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