Our mission is to protect the public by upholding the standards of practice for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors.
On behalf of the members of the Board and staff, we hope this web site will prove to be a useful tool for both the public and for certified and licensed alcohol and drug abuse personnel.
For individuals seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas, a request for application is provided under the Licensure Information link.
“This Board is authorized by Arkansas Code Annotated section 17-27-401 to 416 to license alcoholism and drug abuse counselors and to regulate such licensees to
protect the public from unqualified or unprofessional persons holding themselves out to the public to be licensed alcoholism and drug abuse counselors.
The Board is also authorized to investigate complaints and sanction licensed alcoholism and drug abuse counselors who violate the rules or ethics code of the Board.”
Notice of Rulemaking
“ The State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors hereby issue the following proposed amendments to its Rules pursuant to its authority under Ark. Code Ann. § 17-27-406.
Pursuant to the following Acts of the 93rd General Assembly (2021), the Rules of the Arkansas State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors are being updated to include: (Act 746 of 2021) Provides for licensure of individual holding a ‘work permit’, (Act 748 of 2021) Removes the term ‘permanently disqualifying offenses’ from criminal background check section of Rule 4, (Act 725 of 2021) Waiver of initial licensing fee to those who qualify under Workforce Expansion Act, (Act 135 of 2021) Revises Military licensure rule, (Act 968 of 2021) Adds volunteer services provided under the Volunteer Healthcare Act & the Board is removing a section on Registered Clinical Supervisors as they no longer give that credential.
This proposed policy is available for review by request at: email@example.com. All public comments should be addressed to Board Administrator, AR Department of Health, Box 42A, Little Rock, AR 72205 and should be received no later than December 13, 2021.
2021 Clean Copy- PDF
Mark Up Copy- PDF