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Addiction Counselors
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Addiction Counselors

- New Information (Proposed Regulations, news releases, laws, processes and procedures)
- Advisory Committee Members
- General Information
- Basic License Requirements
- Examination Information
- Forms
- How to Apply
- Renewal Information
- Fees
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Statutes and Regulations Covering Addiction Counselors in Kansas
- Unprofessional Conduct Regulation

New Information

New addiction counselor license law effective July 1, 2011.

Proposed Regulation

AG Opinions

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Advisory Committee Members

- View the Advisory Committee Memebers

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General information

- View the number of licensed Addiction Counselors in Kansas
License Statistics by County,
List of active LAC/LCAC licensees business address only
(coming soon)

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Basic Licensure Requirements

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Exam Information

- An application for licensure must be submitted in order to be approved to sit for the exam.

- Must have an application on file with the BSRB at least eight weeks prior to each testing period.
- Anyone with past convictions must have an applicaiton on file with the BSRB at least twelve weeks prior to each testing period.

Beginning October 2013 the Addiction Counselor Examination (NCAC - Level II and MAC) will be offered during the first full week of each month.The examination testing dates are listed below:

Addiction Counselor Examination Dates (NCAC - Level II and MAC)

October 2013
October 5, 2013 - October 12, 2013
November 2013
November 2, 2013 - November 9, 2013
December 2013
December 7, 2013 - December 14, 2013
January 2014
January 4, 2014 - January 11, 2014
February 2014
February 1, 2014 - February 8, 2014
March 2014
March 1, 2014 - March 8, 2014
April 2014
April 5, 2014 - April 12, 2014
May 2014
May 3, 2014 - May 10, 2014
June 2014
June 7, 2014 - June 14, 2014
July 2014
July 5, 2014 - July 12, 2014
August 2014
August 2, 2014 - August 9, 2014
September 2014
September 6, 2014 - September 13, 2014
October 2014
October 4, 2014 - October 11, 2014
November 2014
November 1, 2014 - November 8, 2014
December 2014
December 6, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Forms

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How to apply

Application packets can be downloaded by going to "Forms" under the topics list under Addiction Counselors.

You may request these packets through the Board Office in writing.
Please be specific which packet you are requesting in your letter.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
700 SW Harrison St, Ste 420
Topeka, KS 66603-3929
phone: 785-296-3240
fax: 785-296-3112

Renewal information

- Renew On-Line

If you renew online you will be required to pay your renewal fee by credit card or ACH payment. Any online renewal technical difficulties please contact Kansas.gov at 1-800-452-6727.

Licenses are issued for a 2-year period, and expire on the last day of the month. Renewal notice postcards are sent to the last address on file with the Board, and are sent approximately 90 days prior to expiration of the license. Renewals will not be processed prior to 90 days of the license expiration date. The notices are a courtesy to licensees, but the responsibility to renew on time remains with the licensee.

All renewals require 30 hours of continuing education, inclusive of 3 hours of ethics and for the clinical level, 6 hours of diagnosis and treatment, earned in the 2 years preceding renewal expiration date.

Fees

Original Application - $100

Exam fee (paid directly to the exam company):

For LAC (Level II) - $160

For LCAC (MAC) - $180

Temporary License - $100 (12 months)

Original Issue:

LAC $100

LCAC - $150

Renewal fee:

LAC - $100

LCAC - $150

Reinstatement:

LAC - $200

LCAC - $300

Replacement Licensure - $20

Billfold card replacement - $2

Verification of licensure fee is $5 per credential

Duplication - set up fee $5 plus $.25 per page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Links to statutes and regulations covering Addiction Counselors in Kansas

You may request a paper copy of the Statutes, Rules and Regulations from the Board office 785-296-3240 for a $5.00 fee.

- Downloadable Statutes & Regulations Book (coming soon)

Statutes
65-6607 Citation of act 65-6614 Licensure; expiration and renewal; continuing education; reinstatement of suspended or revoked license
65-6608 Definitions 65-6615 Refusal to grant licensure; other licensure actions; grounds
65-6609 Prohibited acts 65-6616 Construction of act
65-6610 Applications for licensure; form and content 65-6617 Confidential information and communications; exceptions
65-6611 Temporary license; application; limitations on practice 65-6618 Fees
65-6612 Temporary permit to engage in clinical addiction counseling; time limitations; fees, fines, cease and desist orders 65-6619 Administrative proceedings; judicial review
65-6613 Licensure of individuals from other jurisdictions 65-6620 Disclosure to client at beginning of client-therapist relationship; documentation
 
Regulations
102-7-1 Definitions 102-7-7 Renewal; late renewal
102-7-2 Fees 102-7-7a Reinstatement after suspension or revocation
102-7-3 Educational requirements 102-7-8 Renewal audit
102-7-4 Application for licensure 102-7-9 Continuing education
102-7-4a Licensure without examination "Grandparenting" 102-7-10 Documentation of continuing education
102-7-4b Application for licensure based on reciprocity 102-7-11 Unprofessional conduct
102-7-5 Examination for addiction counselor or clinical addiction counselor 102-7-11a Recordkeeping
102-7-6 Professional postgraduate supervised experience requirement for a clinical addicition counselor 102-7-12 Designation of referral source for use in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders
 
 

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