Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC): Addiction Counseling Licensure in all 50 States

The Touro University Worldwide (TUW) Master of Arts in Counseling: Addiction Counseling program is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

The following table lists the determination of whether the Program standard curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure for each state and U.S. territory, or additional course work is needed to achieve the licensing requirements for public disclosure and making informed decisions.

The MAC curriculum is aligned with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, while seeking BBS approval and CACREP accreditation, respectively.

State

Licenses Granted

Board Name

Meets Licensure Requirements

Does Not Meet Licensure Requirements

Undetermined*

Additional Requirements to Meet Educational Licensure
Requirements

Alabama

LPC

Board of Examiners in Counseling

 

 

X

Helping Relationship.
Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements.

Alaska

LPC

Board of Professional Counselors

 

 

X

Helping relationship,
and Marriage and family counseling and therapy. Otherwise, curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Arizona

LPC, LAC

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

 

 

X

Helping relationship.
Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Arkansas

LPC, LAC

Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage & Family
Therapy

 

 

X

Helping relationship
& Family and Relationship. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements

California

LPCC

Board of Behavioral Sciences

 

 

 X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Colorado

LPC

State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor
Examiners

 

 

X

Helping relationship.
Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements. If your
education is not CACREP approved, you must also upload an education review by
the Center for Credential Education (CCE) to show that your education is
equivalent.

Connecticut

LPC

Department of Public Health

 

 

 X

Curriculum appears equivalent
to state requirements

Delaware

LPCMH, LACMH

Board of Mental Health and Chemical
Dependency Professionals

 

 

X

Helping Relationships.
Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

District of

Columbia

LPC, LGPC

Board of Professional Counseling

 

 

 X

Marriage and Family
Counseling. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Florida

LMHC

Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage
& Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

 

 

 X

Human Sexuality.  Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements

Georgia

LPC, LMHC

Board of Professional Counselors, Social
Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

 

 

X

The Helping
Relationship or Advanced Psychotherapy/Intervention theory.  Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements

Hawaii

LMHC

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs,
Professional & Vocational Licensing

 

 

X

Appraisal of Human
behavior. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Idaho

LPC, LCPC

Board of Professional Counselors and
Marriage & Family Therapists

 

 

X

The Helping
Relationship & Appraisal of the Individual. Otherwise, curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Illinois

LPC, LCPC

Professional Counselor Licensing and
Disciplinary Board

 

 

X

Family Dynamics &
Appraisal of the Individual.
Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Indiana

LMHC, LMHCA

Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

 

 

X

Helping Relationships,
Contextual Dimensions, Knowledge and skills for the practice of mental health
counseling, Counseling Addicted Family Systems. Otherwise, curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements. Supplemental form for LACA:  
https://www.in.gov/pla/files/52957-fill-in-2.pdf  

Iowa

LMHC

Board of Behavioral Science

 

 

X

Helping
Relationships.  Otherwise, curriculum
appears equivalent to state requirements.

 

Note: Graduates of
Non-CACREP accredited programs. Degree must have an emphasis in mental health
or clinical mental health counseling and transcripts must include the school
seal, degree earned, and date of graduation (from 2022 website at 
https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science)     

Kansas

LPC, LCPC

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

 

 

X

The Helping
Relationship, Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Kentucky

LACD

Board of Professional Counselors

 

 

X

The helping
relationship including counseling theory and practice.  Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements

Louisiana

LPC

Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners

 

 

X

Techniques of
Counseling/Psychotherapy-Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state
requirements

Maine

LPC, LCPC

Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

 

 

 X

Helping Relationships
& Domestic Violence (12 hours).
https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/sites/maine.gov.pfr.professionallicensing/files/inline-files/DV_Training.pdf)

Maryland

LCPC

Board of Professional Counselors and
Therapists

 

 

 X

Marriage and family
therapy, Psychotherapy and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.  Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements

Massachusetts

LMHC

Allied Mental Health and Human Services
Professions

 

 

 X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Michigan

LPC

Board of Counseling

 

 

X

Treatment of mental
and emotional disorders, Helping Relationships.   Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent
to state requirements

Minnesota

LADC

Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy

 

 

X

Helping relationships,
Family counseling and therapy, Course Work: Documentation of 270 clock
hours (18 semester credits) in of specific alcohol and drug counseling course
work—-Practicum/Internship: 880 hour alcohol and drug counseling
practicum  (see
https://mn.gov/boards/assets/LPCC%20General%20Application%20-%209.1.2021_tcm21-502860.pdf   &
https://mn.gov/boards/assets/LPC%20Required%20Coursework%20Guide_tcm21-458522.pdf 

Mississippi

LPC

Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional
Counselors

 

 

X

Marriage and/or Family
Counseling/Therapy. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state
requirements

Missouri

LPC

Committee for Professional Counselors

 

 

X

HB 719 Suicide
Prevention Training (2 hr.); Helping relationship. Otherwise, curriculum
appears equivalent to state requirements

Montana

LAC, LCPC

Board of Behavioral Health

 

 

X

Addiction
Specific:  Gambling/gaming disorder
assessment and counseling. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state
requirements

Nebraska

ADC

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Nevada

CPC

Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family
Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors

 

 

X

Curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements at
http://nvrules.elaws.us/nac/641a.085

New Hampshire

MLADC

Board of Mental Health Practice

 

 

 X

Family Counseling;
Seek board specific info at
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXX/330-C/330-C-10.htm  & http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXX/330-C/330-C-16.htm 

New Jersey

LCADC, LPC

Professional Counselor Examiners Committee

 

 

 X

Compulsive gambling
(domain I); family counseling (domain II); HIV Positive Resources (domain
III); domain IV); Professional growth, personal growth, community involvement
(Domain V)

New Mexico

LADC

Regulation & Licensing Dept.: Counseling
and Therapy Practice

 

 

X

Curriculum appears equivalent to
state requirements at https://www.rld.nm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/16.27.11-Requirements-for-Licensure-as-an-Alcohol-and-Drug-Abuse-Counselor.pdf

New York

LMHC

Office of the Professions: Mental Health Practitioners

 

 

 X

Other than self-care
strategies, the curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements and
specifics located at  Form 2 (
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhc2.pdf)  &
Form 2INT (
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhc2int.pdf)  

North Carolina

LCMHCA

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

North Dakota

LPC, LAPC

Board of Counselor Examiners

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Ohio

LPC, LPCC

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage &
Family Therapist Board

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements; Review site for Counselor Trainee
Requirements at
https://cswmft.ohio.gov/get-licensed/counselors/ct-license-instructions 

Oklahoma

LPC

Board of Behavioral Health Licensure

 

 

X

Abnormal Human
Behavior; Otherwise, Curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Oregon

LPC

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
and Therapists

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Pennsylvania

LPC

Board of Social Workers, Marriage &
Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

 

 

 X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Rhode Island

LCDP

Rhode Island Department of Health Chemical
Dependency Professionals

 

 

 X

Could not verify
requirements with TUW’s curriculum

South Carolina

LPC

Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors,
Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

South Dakota

LAC

Board of addiction Professionals

 

 

X

Curriculum appears
equivalent to state requirements

Tennessee

LADC

Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

 

 

X

Curriculum
requirements can’t be located but may align based upon following link: 
https://casetext.com/statute/tennessee-code/title-68-health-safety-and-environmental-protection/health/chapter-24-alcohol-and-drug-treatment/part-6-licensing-of-alcohol-and-drug-abuse-counselors/section-68-24-606-adoption-of-nationally-recognized-and-accepted-professional-practice-domains  

Texas

LCDC

Texas Health and Human Services Licensed
Chemical Dependency Counselor Program

 

 

X

Abnormal Human
Behavior; Couples, marriage or family counseling. Otherwise, curriculum
appears equivalent to state requirements

Utah

LCMHC

Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

 

 

Does not meet-

-Master’s or Doctorate degree in
Mental Health Counseling program ONLY that is accredited by CACREP.
Submit OFFICIAL transcripts that identify the degree earned and date
conferred. 

             – OR –   

=Master’s or Doctorate degree in
Mental Health Counseling program or equivalent field that is accredited by
CHEA.

Vermont

LADC

Vermont Secretary of State

 

 

American Society of
Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria); Neurobiology of addiction and substance
use dependence. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state
requirements

Virginia

LPC

Virginia Dept. of Health Professions; Board
of Counseling

 

 

X

Marriage and Family
Therapy Systems Theory. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state
requirements

Washington

SUDP, SUDP(t)

Washington State Department of Health
Substance Use Disorder Professional, Substance Use Disorder Professional
Trainee

 

 

X

-Understanding
addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge criteria, including
American Society of -Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria

-HIV/AIDS brief Risk
intervention for people with substance use disorder

-Adolescent substance
use disorder assessment and treatment

West Virginia

LPC

Board of Examiners in Counseling

 

 

X

Marriage and Family
Counseling. Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Wisconsin

LPC

Department of Safety and Professional
Services: Professional Counselor

 

 

X

The Helping
Relationship; Foundations of clinical mental health (elective). Otherwise,
curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

Wyoming

LPC

Wyoming Mental Health Professionals
Licensing Board

 

 

X

Helping Relationships.
Otherwise, curriculum appears equivalent to state requirements

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.