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Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors

Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors

The purpose of the Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ADC) is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and certifies all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of Alcohol and Drug Counseling. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309.080 to 309.089.

The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation.  It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.

New regulations effective Aug. 25, 2015
Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KARs) that correspond to Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 309.080 – 309.089 are now in effect. The new Regulations will be made available on this webpage soon. However, this KRS can be viewed by selecting Kentucky Revised Statutes under the Resources tab.
Immediate impact to all credentialed alcohol and drug counselors:
Information regarding KRS 210.366 - Training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management can be found at:
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Online Renewal Instructions:

Kentucky One Stop Business Portal Registration
The Kentucky One Stop Business Portal (One Stop) is an initiative to conduct online services with Kentucky state government through a single online portal. Registration with One Stop is a prerequisite to renewing your license online. You may use your existing user name and password to sign into One Stop.  If you did not renew online last year, you must create a One Stop account. If you are having trouble creating or using this account, please contact One Stop at 502-782-8930 and wait through the entire message to be transferred to the next available agent, or email If you are creating a new One Stop business account, you will receive an email with a link to activate your account.  Please allow up to fifteen (15) minutes for this email to be delivered to your inbox. Upon receipt, click the link to activate your account and log into One Stop using the username and password you created (One Stop automatically generates “cit\” in front of your username). You must then close that browser, return to the board’s website and click the yellow renewal tab. This will take you directly to the Occupations and Professions user registration page. 

Occupations and Professions Online Renewal System
You are required to enter your user name and password again.  This is the exact same username and password used for the One Stop Business Portal, as above. As you advance through the renewal system, you must click the “Continue” button at the bottom of each screen. Do not press the “Enter” key; please wait 2-3 seconds before clicking “Continue” or you may be looped back and have to start over. Be sure that you have double-checked your email address, phone numbers and all other contact information, as requested, when renewing your license. The board needs this information for future correspondence. If your contact information changes throughout the year, you must submit a name/address change form, available on the website.
The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.