2017 is the recertification year for all AADC's & ADC's. Recertification instructions are as follows: (To access forms, ensure your pop-up blockers are turned OFF)

1. Print out and fully complete the recertification form AND corresponding code of ethics form (BOTH are required to recertify)

Access the AADC/ADC recertification form here!   

Access the Code of Ethics form here!

2. After completion of required forms, attach recertification fee payment of $250.00 (Check or Money Order only) and mail to:


Evergreen Place 1100 N. University Ave., Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

Recertification packets MUST be postmarked no later than November 1st, 2017 


Substance Abuse Use and Misuse
Free Online Training

12 FREE continuing education hours

This training is divided into 6 segments at 2 hours each. They are:

Prescription drug misuse and abuse
Heroin, cocaine, and other drugs
Substance abuse and the military

Content: Each component provides detailed information about the substance and the dangers of misuse, dependence, and addiction. Prevention and treatment options are also described.

Certificates: Throughout the training, participants will answer questions about information provided. If a participant correctly answers 80% or more of the questions, a certificate will be provided for saving or printing following each component.

How do I sign up? Go to MidSOUTH's webpage at www.midsouth.ualr.edu.  Page down and find "Click Here to View Upcoming Classes." Click on "Substance Use/Misuse Training Online."

Effective January 1, 2018 ONLY Certified Clinical Supervisors may sign off as a Clinical Supervisor for ASACB

The President's Corner

Clinical Supervision 5 for Nov 30th has been cancelled

Cultural Competency
Free Live Online Training
Friday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3 FREE continuing education hours

How do I register for this workshop? Go to their webpage at www.midsouth.ualr.edu. Click on the CLASS REGISTRATION tab at the top right of the page.  Click on Course Calendar by Date and click on November. You will see the workshop. Click on Cultural Competency. Proceed to register for the workshop.

ASACB Is pleased to announce the start of a new training for Clinical Supervisors titled, "Distance Clinical Supervision Training" This training will provide Clinical Supervisors with the tools to perform online clinical supervision with their clients. The training will be held Friday December 15th from 9am til 4pm at Plaza West. To register, click here!

Welcome to the President's corner. This new section of our website will update our members on any upcoming or new changes to our policy and procedures and our application and standards manual. Stay tuned!! 

Effective January 1, 2018 ONLY Certified Clinical Supervisors may sign off as a Clinical Supervisor for ASACB

 Clinical Supervision 5 training with Ava Titsworth has been cancelled for November 30th at Plaza West in Little Rock. Will schedule again late January.


1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

ph# (501) 749-4040


Board Meeting Dates for 2017​​​​​​​​​

December 7, 2017  

NEW ASACB Testing:The ASACB has adopted computer-based testing as of January 1, 2014. All candidates must submit the appropriate testing packet including a $250.00 testing fee. Upon Board approval, the candidate will be pre-registered through the testing center. An automated E-mail response will be sent to the candidate. By following the instructions in the E-mail, the candidate will be able to choose from a list of dates, times and locations offered on the testing website. For more info clickhere!

CIT Registration Packet(pdf)      ADC/AADC Testing Packets(pdf)

Substance Abuse Certification Board


Application and Standards Manual (PDF)

Print pages the CIT Registration Packet (pdf) located below

Return pages 1-6 to ASACB 1100 N. University Ave. Ste 35, Little Rock, AR. 72207 with the $100.00  Counselor In Training (CIT) registration fee (check or money order please.)

  • Get the background form stamped AND notarized then mail to Arkansas State Police with a $25 check or money order (made out to Arkansas State Police) and a stamped envelope addressed to ASACB.

  • If you have college hours or a college degree, have the college or university send your transcript directly to the ASACB office.

  • ​Upon ASACB receipt of all of the paperwork, you will be registered as a Counselor In Training (CIT) and your confirmation letter will be emailed to you.

How to begin the Certification Process in Arkansas

To download the latest version of Adobe to view PDF documents 

The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) was incorporated as a private non-profit board in September to adopt standards for qualifying, evaluating, and certifying individuals as Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counselors. In early 1992, the ASACB affiliated with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), an organization with standardized minimum competency requirements for international testing and certification. The ASACB monitors counselors' continuing education and professional development to ensure that Arkansas clients receive quality care from component addiction professionals. All applications submitted to the Board will be individually reviewed. Acceptance or denial of an application is at the sole discretion of the Board. 

ASACB's Mission Statement