As regulated by the New Hampshire Board of Licensed Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals (Section 330-C:17), requirements for certification as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor are:
- An associate's degree in substance use counseling, addiction studies, or equivalent program
- A minimum of 270 hours of training and education
- 6,000 hours of supervised alcohol and drug abuse work experience
- 300 hours of supervised practical training.
- Have graduated with a bachelor's degree in a clinical mental health, social work, psychology, substance use counseling, addiction studies, human services discipline, or equivalent program from an accredited college or university
- Obtained 270 hours of alcohol and drug use education within the degree-granting program or separately
- Completed 4,000 hours of supervised work experience, and
- Completed 300 hours of supervised practical training within the degree-granting program, as part of the supervised work experience or separately.
- Pass testing procedures of a nationally recognized credentialing entity specified by the board.
- Meet other criteria as established by the board.
For more information, please email NHLADCBoard@dhhs.state.nh.us.