Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors (AAAC)

Contact Information

AFFiliate president

Sam Long
[email protected]

Regional Vice President

Marvin M. Sandifer, LCSW, LCAS
[email protected]

Affiliate Webpage

https://alabamaaddictioncounselor.com

BOARDS USING NCC AP CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Alabama Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Certification Board
Exam use: NCAC I, NCAC II, and MAC

Mission

We pledge to actively engage in activities which promote integrity and professionalism of addiction counselors. We will provide continuing educational opportunities for addiction counselors, counselors in training and other counseling disciplines. We pledge to pursue and explore ideas that will advance the addiction counseling profession.

Certification Principles

  1. Certification is based on competence and knowledge about alcohol and drug problems rather than academic achievement alone.
  2. The basic requirement for certification is the demonstration of competence in alcohol and drug counseling skills.
  3. Our Certification Board is a member of NAADAC and we adhere to set standards.

Goals

The Goals of the Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors Board & the Alabama Alcoholism and Drug Counselor Certification Board are: 

  1. To establish credibility, confidence and trust;
  2. To clarify and define Counselor duties and responsibilities;
  3. To develop professional identify;
  4. To enhance incentive for Counselor professional growth;
  5. To reduce alcohol and drug stigma;
  6. To provide professional assistance to clients and fellow Counselors;
  7. To increase potential of Certification reciprocity; and
  8. To increase reimbursement potential.

Certification Booklet

Here is the Alabama Addiction Counselor Certification booklet and instructions. Work experience in combination with qualifying points is used in determine eligibility for certification. Please review the certification guidelines carefully to ensure your eligibility for certification.

Download the booklet

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Education Programs

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) maintains the Directory of Addiction Study Programs (DASP), a comprehensive list of institutions offering certificate, associate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral programs in substance use disorders.

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