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The Association for Addiction Professionals

NMFP-AC Eligibility & Application Process

Program Eligibility & Application Process

NMFP-AC fellows will be selected through a rigorous application and evaluation process, administered by the NMFP-AC staff and NMFP-AC Advisory Committee. After ensuring that you are eligible for this program, please read the detailed application instructions below to start the application process. All applications and all supporting materials and documents must be submitted to NAADAC by March 15, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Period: December 15, 2015 - March 15, 2016

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Be U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents.
  2. Be eligible for graduation from an accredited Master's program in addiction/substance use disorders counseling or a counseling program with an addiction/substance use disorders track that meets CACREP or NASAC standards within 12 months of the tuition stipend award. 
  3. Agree to attend an online orientation training, and complete six required educational webinars. 
  4. Agree to work with a NMFP-AC-provided mentor. 
  5. Commit to providing at least six months post-fellowship addiction/substance use disorders counseling to underserved populations, defined as minority populations, LGBT populations, and/or transition age youth populations.

Required Supporting Documentation

Instructions: All supporting documentation, whether emailed or mailed, must be received or postmarked by March 15, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  It is suggested to start collecting documents now so you have them in time to start the application process when it opens on December 15, 2015.

  • Required References: Provide the names, addresses, and email addresses of three persons whom you have asked to write recommendations. Recommendation letters are required from an academic advisor, a professor/educator, and from a personal associate who are familiar with your academic abilities, experiences, and commitment to work with regard to addiction/substance use disorder counseling to underserved populations, defined as minority populations, LGBT populations, and/or transition age youth populations. Recommendation forms should be downloaded from the NMFP-AC website and supplied to those writing your recommendations. Letters can then be uploaded through your online submission. It is your responsibility to ensure your recommendation letters are received in time to be considered as a part of your application.

  • Essay: Please upload a separate single-spaced 800-1500 word essay, addressing the following: (1) Describe your long-term professional goals and objectives with respect to your interest in addiction/substance use disorder counseling; (2) Describe your experience and commitment working with minority population and transition age youth group; (3) Describe the type of agency/organization you plan to work for in your professional discipline (hospital, outpatient, private practice, public funded, religious institution), and in what location (city, state); and (4) Describe your plan/vision working with minority populations and/or transition age groups.

  • Curriculum Vitae: Please upload your most updated curriculum vitae or resume along with application.

  • Official/Certified Copy of Transcript: You may either upload a scanned official transcript or an official electronic transcript, or mail an official transcript in an unopened sealed envelope from the issuing institution. All mailed documents must be postmarked by the March 15, 2016 deadline.

  • Professional Certification and License: Upload your professional certification and/or license in addiction/substance use disorders counseling, if applicable.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact HeidiAnne Werner at or 703.741.7686 x101