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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.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for additional announcements and training opportunities.

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.  Published Statutes and Regulations are located 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:
Click here to view new applications, forms and instructions:
The Office of Occupations and Professions anticipates online renewals will not be available after 4:00 PM on April 21, 2016, until further notice.  As we transition to a new platform, users may download forms from the “Resources” tab then “Applications and Forms”.   
Please avoid phone calls to Occupations and Professions staff during this period to allow processing of paper applications. Priorities will be given to occupations and professions without grace periods or to those with billing issues related to end of month licensure.
It is our hope this will be a brief interruption in our online abilities and the licensing system will be a substantial improvement in user access and expectations.

The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.


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