For a free handbook contact:

Professional Testing Corporation
and go to the "Handbook Request" section, or contact:

NAADAC Certification Commission
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314-1535
(800)548-0497
or
(703) 741-7686 ext 105
Email Questions to: ncac@naadac.org



Contact & Location

Moscow

Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center (832 Ash St.)
2nd Floor & Basement
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710
E-MAIL: seanm@uidaho.edu

HUMAN FACTORS
hfactors@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors


MAC REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in the healing arts or related field with in-depth subjects applicable to the alcoholism and drug abuse treatment arena. The degree must be awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Current state certification/licensure in alcoholism and/or drug abuse counseling or a related healing art
  • 500 contact hours of specific alcoholism and drug abuse counseling training (within the degree or elsewhere)
  • Three years full-time or 6,000 hours of supervised experience, two years or 4,000 hours of which must be post master's degree award
  • Passing score on the national examination for the MAC


MAC EXAMINATION
Content
The written exam is composed of 200 multiple-choice, objective questions which test candidates' knowledge in the areas of pharmacology of psychoactive substances, counseling practice, and professional issues related to alcoholism and drug abuse treatment.

Schedule
The written examination will be offered 3 times: The last Saturdays of March and July and the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Application deadlines are sixty (60) days prior to the test date.

Application Fees (MAC)
(Includes Application/Examination/2 year Credential)
NAADAC members: $145
Non-members: $225 

 


National Certified Addiction Counselor

NCAC REQUIREMENTS

NCAC Level II 

  • A Bachelor's level college degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Current state certification/licensure as an alcoholism and/or drug abuse counselor
  • Five years' full-time or 10,000 hours of supervised experience as an alcoholism and/or drug abuse counselor
  • 450 contact hours of education and training in alcoholism and drug abuse or related counseling subjects. Included must be 6 hours of ethics training and 6 hours of HIV/AIDS training
  • Passing score on the national examination for Level II

-or-

NCAC Level I

  • Current state certification/licensure as an alcoholism and/or drug abuse counselor
  • Three years' full-time or 6,000 hours of supervised experience as an alcoholism and/or drug abuse counselor
  • 270 contact hours of education and training in alcoholism and drug abuse or related counseling subjects
  • Included must be 6 hours of ethics training and 6 hours of HIV/AIDS training
  • Passing score on the national examination for Level I


NCAC EXAMINATION

Content
The written exam is composed of 250 multiple-choice, objective questions which test candidates' knowledge in the areas of pharmacology of psychoactive substances, counseling practice, the theoretical base of counseling, and professional issues related to alcoholism and drug abuse treatment.

Schedule
The written examination will be offered 3 times in 2001: The last Saturdays of March and July and the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Application deadlines are sixty (60) days prior to the test date.

Application Fees (NCAC)
(Includes Application/Examination/2 year Credential)
NAADAC members: $115
Non-members: $215