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.