• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The Board of Professional Counseling shall certify as an addiction counselor I a person who, in addition to meeting the requirements of subchapter V of this chapter:

(1)(A) Has met the educational requirements of graduating with at least an associate's degree in health or human services from an accredited institution that incorporates the academic course work and minimum hours of supervised training required by the regulations adopted by the Board and whose program is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or

(B) Has at least 2 years of documented, supervised experience in the field of addiction counseling; and

(2) Passed a national examination approved by the Board.

(b) A certified addiction counselor I shall practice addiction counseling under the supervision of an authorized health-care professional.

(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 851, as added July 7, 2009, D.C. Law 18- 13, § 2(e), 56 DCR 3608.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 18-13, the "Practice of Professional Counseling and Addiction Counseling Amendment Act of 2009", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-34 which was referred to the Committee on Health. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 3, 2009, and April 7, 2009, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 28, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 18-57 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-13 became effective on July 7, 2009.