(a)  An applicant may by-pass early registration at the entry level and seek designation as a Counselor Intern.

(b)  To be designated as a Substance Abuse Counselor Intern, a counselor shall submit and successfully complete the following:

(1)           A registration form provided by the Board;

(2)           Documentation provided by the Board verifying the successful completion of 300 hours of Supervised Practice;

(3)           Successful completion of the written examination developed by the IC&RC/AODA, Inc. or its successor organization; and

(4)           Payment of a non-refundable, one hundred twenty-five dollar ($125.00) written exam fee plus a one hundred twenty-five dollar ($125.00) registration fee if not already registered with the Board.

(c)  Upon the failure of an applicant to achieve a passing score, the applicant may request a reexamination and pay a non-refundable reexamination fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) after a period of three months from the date of the failed test.

(d)  Once an individual has been designated as a Substance Abuse Counselor Intern, he or she may function as a counselor intern under an approved supervisor at a ratio of one hour of supervision for every 40 hours of practice.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.34; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.40; 90-113.41;

Eff. August 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000.