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: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38779.
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.
Renewal Information - click the following link - IMPORTANT RENEWAL INFORMATION.pdf
The Department for Professional Licensing suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your renewal date.
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Training Requirement:
Information regarding KRS 210.366 - Training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management can be found at:
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