The ASACB has extended the grandfathering period for all CCDP-B's and CCDP-D's. If you carry the CCDP-B credential, you qualify for the ADC certification and if you carry the CCDP-D credential, you qualify for AADC certification. For more information, please click here!

Mid-South Health Systems (MSHS) is offering 30 CEU’s at our Jonesboro and Forrest City locations. 

You may contact Kim Brown at to register for the trainings. Rate for four-hour training is $30.00.  Ethics training is $50.00. For more information on the training topics, click

More Training Opportunities

The 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 next training will be held soon. After completing the training you will need to fill out the attached form and submit to ASACB to perform distance supervision. You can obtain the form by clicking here!

Grandfathering extension for all CCDP-B's and CCDP-D's

The President's Corner

Deadline for applications is July 14th!

How do I sign up to see the course online? Go to  Click on CLASS REGISTRATION at the upper right hand of the page. Click on COURSE CALENDAR BY DATEand click on FEB. Sign up for registration of the course(s) with a Username and Password. Information on how to log into the online workshop will be sent by email before the workshop.

CCDP-B & CCDP-D to ADC/AADC grandfathering has been extended from July 9th until August 9th.   .

ALL applications MUST be submitted by August 9th!!!

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

Application and Standards Manual (PDF)

Print and fill out the CIT Registration Packet (pdf) located below

Return  the first  six pages 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.

ASACB's Mission Statement

Copyright 2013. Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board. All rights reserved.

At the 2018 Arkansas Behavioral Health Institute there will be a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) core training will be held. For more on the core training, click here!


1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

ph# (501) 749-4040


Board Meeting Dates for 2018​​​​​​​​​

August 10, 2018

September 14, 2018

October 12, 2018

November 9, 2018

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 click here!

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

Updated CS Code of Ethics(pdf)    Peer Recovery Testing Packet (pdf)

Substance Abuse Certification Board


​​How to begin the Certification Process in Arkansas

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.