Who must be licensed?
Any person who wishes to use the title of ‘Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’, ‘Licensed Associate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’, or ‘Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Technician’; or render services of alcoholism and drug abuse counseling must be credentialed by the Board.
Are there any exemptions/exceptions?
Yes, members of the clergy, Christian Science practitioners, qualified members of other recognized health or behavioral science professions, as long as they are performing work within the standards and any code of ethics of their respective professions as long as they do not hold themselves out to the public as being licensed alcoholism and drug abuse counselors. Nothing in the act shall be construed to limit the activities and services of a student or intern seeking to fulfill educational requirements in order to qualify for a license under this act or acts of other recognized health or behavioral sciences professions. For a list of all exemptions/exceptions, please review Section 3.(a)-(h) of the act creating the board (located on this site).
What are the levels and qualifications for licensure?
Three credentials are offered by the Board – Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC), Licensed Associate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADAC), and Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Technician (CADAT). The application process is the same for all credentials with the primary difference being based upon academic background. For a listing of specific requirements, please review the tab on the home page.
Is there any reciprocity with other states or other boards within Arkansas?
No reciprocity agreement exists with any other credentialing body, in-state or out-of-state. However, applicants who hold credentials from other recognized boards with similar requirements may qualify for credentials offered by the BEADAC without additional requirements being necessary. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
What are the fees associated with licensure?
The fees are:
$215 - New LADAC licensure fee
$200 - LADAC Renewal fee
$165 - New LAADAC licensure fee
$150 - LAADAC Renewal fee
$ 25 - to change from one level of licensure to another
What are the continuing educational requirements?
40 hours completed during the two-year licensure cycle, ending December 31. CEU hours must include 6 hours related to ethics.
Does the BEADAC have a Code of Ethics?
The Board has adopted a Code of Ethics and this can be accessed from the homepage tab.
How do I file a complaint?
Concerns of ethical violations (or other inappropriate action) are reviewed by the Ethics Committee. Any complaints/concerns should be forwarded with ‘Attention’ to the ‘Ethics Committee’ care of the Board administrator. Contact information is listed below.
Who are the Board members and how are they selected?
The Board is composed of thirteen members appointed by the Governor. A current listing of Board members can be accessed from the homepage tab.
How do I contact the Board?
P.O. Box 873
Bryant, AR 72089