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 at board@ndbace.org 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 Formslicensing applications, and the Laws and Rules. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please email us and we will be happy to help.

Notice: If you reside inside or outside of the state of North Dakota and wish to practice via the internet in North Dakota, you must be licensed by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners.

Change of Address: The board requires that you submit your change of address in writing or email board@ndbace.org.

Notice: If your license certificate has been lost or damaged you may contact the board office in writing to request a duplicate certificate at no charge. 


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.

 

Important Notice

If you reside inside or outside of the state of North Dakota and wish to practice via the internet in North Dakota, you must be licensed by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners.

Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program in North Dakota

In the 2015 Legislative Session, behavioral health practitioners were added to the State Loan Repayment Program.  Through this program, Licensed Addiction Counselors are now eligible to apply for loan repayment at the state level. For additional information, click here

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National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) licensing info

The deadline to get certified with the NCC AP for your NCAC I or NCAC II is June 30, 2016. Questions about how to apply, or where to send your application? Click here