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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 rolling 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.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, graduate students must:

  1. Be U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents.
  2. Be enrolled full time in either an addiction counseling Master's program or a Master's program with a concentration in addiction counseling from an accredited institution.
  3. Agree to attend 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 counseling to underserved populations, defined as minority populations, LGBT populations, and/or transition age youth (ages 16-25) populations.
  6. Submit a complete application that includes all required supporting documentation
  7. Not have been previously notified of ineligibility by NMFP-AC.

Required Supporting Documentation

Instructions: All supporting documentation, whether emailed or mailed, must be included with application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

  • 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. 
  • 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 Ace Crawford at or 703.741.7686 x107