The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) was incorporated as a private non-profit board in September 1986 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

​​​Please select and follow the CIT Registration instructions that apply to you. You MUST complete the entire CIT registration process to receive your CIT letter.

The Counselor In Training (CIT) registration fee is $100.00 or may pay online with debit or credit card if you need to send in your payment, please mail a (check or money order please) payable to ASACB.

  • 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). One you receive your background check please upload to your account for approval.

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

  • ​Upon ASACB review and approval of your entries, you will be registered as a Counselor In Training (CIT) and your confirmation letter will be awarded to you in your digital wallet.

​​How to begin the Certification Process in Arkansas


Board Meeting Dates for 2019​​​​​​​​​

January 11th, 2019

February 8th, 2019

March 8th, 2019

May 10th, 2019

June 7th, 2019

July 12, 2019

August 9th, 2019

​September 13, 2019

October 11, 2019

Substance Abuse Certification Board


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The President's Corner

​The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) invites you to participate in the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Job Analysis Survey. This survey will be used to identify tasks and knowledge reflective of the professional role of an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

The results of the survey will help develop the specifications for the IC&RC ADC certification exam. This is a great way to contribute to the industry and ensure that a high standard is maintained.

The survey will likely require 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your individual responses will be kept confidential and will be combined with those of other respondents. The deadline to complete the survey is February 4, 2019.

Please note that participation in this survey is voluntary. 
At the end of the survey you can choose to provide your name and email for a chance to win one of three $20 Visa gift cards.

To complete the survey, follow this link:

 Please read all questions carefully and select responses that best represent your current counseling services practice as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

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.

If you have any issues or questions while re-certifying, please contact the Administrator at 501-749-4040.

This years early RE-CERTIFICATION period is over however you still have a 90 day late registration period until March 31, 2019 if you forgot to recertify

Attention ALL ADC's!!

If you need to verify your status or the status of a credentialed counselor please click here. Registration list is updated every Monday.

Distance Clinical Supervision certification form

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!

This years ASACB Spring Workshop will be held at the Center at University Park from March 11th thru the 14th. Regsitration forms will be mailed out and online soon! Stay Tuned!   .

​                Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training

The Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services is offering the core training for Peer Recovery Support Specialists for community mental health, substance abuse treatment, medication assisted treatment, and selected law enforcement agencies.

This training is FREE.  Travel for participants will be paid.

(For those living under 100 miles of Little Rock, mileage will be paid. For those living outside the 100-mile radius of Little Rock, hotel accommodations plus meals and mileage will be paid.) 

PRSS Core Training (the workshop capacity is 30 people)

Monday, March 4, to Friday, March 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. (daily)

30 continuing education hours

Location: MidSOUTH Offices in Little Rock, AR 

If you are interested, please contact Jimmy McGill at (501) 683-0312

Each participant must fill out an Arkansas Peer Application Form (see attached). Please send these back to Charlotte Besch by email at or by fax at 501-569-3364.

These applications will be vetted by the DAABHS office.  

Looking to register to test? Please click here and follow the instructions. 

Downloadable forms

2018 ASACB Online recertification


Please select the certification you want to recertify.

Please note: Your temporary password will be Certemy2018! (case sensitive) Your email address we have on file is the email you will need to enter in order to log in. You need to reset your password after logging in.


1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

ph# (501) 749-4040