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All Addiction Counselors Please Read the Following Important Notices:

Welcome to the official site of the
North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners

You have come to the right place for information about licensing for Addiction Counselors in the State of North Dakota. Feel free to email us with your address changes, inquiries on your continuing education balances, and license verification requests. Here you will find North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners forms, licensing applications, and the rules and regulations. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please email us and we will be happy to help.

The 1987 Legislative Assembly established the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners. Following the adoption of administrative rules in August, 1991, the Board was awarded full accreditation by the National Accreditation Commission in 1992.

The purpose of the Board is:

  • To set minimum standards for the license of addiction counselors
  • To establish core curriculum requirements
  • To approve addiction counselor training programs, internship, and clinical supervisors
  • To establish requirements for the private practice of addiction counseling.


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North Dakota State Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners
PO Box 975 - Bismarck, ND 58502-0975 701-255-1439