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 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.

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.

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We have updated our website to fit the growing needs of our licensees and visitors.  The website is mobile compatible allowing everyone to easily find information from any device. Take a look around to see all the changes.