21 NCAC 68 .0305             licensure REQUIREMENTS FOR Initial applicants for licensed clinical addictions specialist

In addition to meeting the requirements of G.S. 90-113.40, an applicant seeking licensure as a clinical addictions specialist shall submit the following:

(1)           Documentation of completion of:

(a)           Six hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education;

(b)           Six hours of professional ethics training;

(c)           Six hours of clinical supervision specific training; and

(d)           Six hours selected from the following list:

(i)            nicotine use disorder;

(ii)           psychopathology;

(iii)          evidence-based treatment;

(iv)          substance use disorder issues and older adults;

(v)           substance use disorder issues and veterans; and

(vi)          substance use disorder issues and domestic violence.

                All hours listed in this Item may be included in the 180 hours of substance use disorder training required for licensure;

(2)           A copy of a substance abuse specialty certificate or transcript if the applicant is applying under Criteria C as defined in G.S. 90-113.40 (c)(3), or is seeking education credit as described in Item (1) of this Rule under any other criteria outlined in G.S. 90-113.40 (c);

(3)           An official transcript of completed masters or other advanced degree in a human services field with a clinical application as found in Rule .0101(5) of this Chapter, if not previously submitted under Item (2) of this Rule;

(4)           A completed application found on the Board's website; and

(5)           Payment of the following fees:

(a)           All applicants who are in the deemed status group shall make payment of a non-refundable application fee of ten dollars ($10.00) and payment of a non-refundable credentialing fee of forty dollars ($40.00).

(b)           All other applicants shall make payment of an application fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and payment of a non-refundable certification fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00).

(c)           All applicants seeking credentialing pursuant to Criteria A, Criteria B, and Criteria C of G.S. 90-113.40(c) shall make payment of a non-refundable examination fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). An applicant seeking credentialing pursuant to Criteria D (Deemed Status) who has not completed an examination as required by G.S 90-113.41(b), shall complete and pass the examination at his or her own expense.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 15, 1997;

Eff. April 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2014; August 1, 2002;

Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019.