Maine Revised Statutes

§6214-C. Certified alcohol and drug counselor; qualification for certification

1. Eligibility.  To be eligible to practice as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant must:
A. Be at least 18 years of age; [2003, c. 347, §16 (NEW); 2003, c. 347, §25 (AFF).]
B. Have taken and passed an examination as prescribed by board rule; [2003, c. 347, §16 (NEW); 2003, c. 347, §25 (AFF).]
C. Have paid an application and certification fee as set under section 6215; and [2003, c. 347, §16 (NEW); 2003, c. 347, §25 (AFF).]
D. Meet one of the following educational requirements:
(1) A high school diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of 4,000 hours of documented clinically supervised work experience as an alcohol and drug counseling aide consisting of at least 3 of the following alcohol and drug treatment functions:
(a) Clinical evaluation consisting of intake screening and differential assessment;
(b) Treatment planning, including initial, ongoing and discharge planning;
(c) Counseling of individuals, groups, couples or families;
(d) Case management. For purposes of this paragraph, "case management" means services that include, at a minimum, assessment of the needs of a client and the client's family, service planning, referral and linkage to other services, advocacy, monitoring and crisis management; or
(e) Client and family education; or
(2) At a minimum, course work as defined by board rule or an associate degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral sciences, addiction counseling or a related field as defined by board rule. [2003, c. 347, §16 (NEW); 2003, c. 347, §25 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 347, §16 (NEW); 2003, c. 347, §25 (AFF) .]
2003, c. 347, §16 (NEW). 2003, c. 347, §25 (AFF).