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The President's Corner

PR & ADC/AADC grandfathering forms have been reviewed and approved. They will start going out in the mail on Monday May 23rd.   .

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. 

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!

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.

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

Peer Recovery Training


​​How to begin the Certification Process in Arkansas

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.

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)

Substance Abuse Certification Board


Board Meeting Dates for 2018​​​​​​​​​

July 13, 2018

August 10, 2018

September 14, 2018

October 12, 2018

November 9, 2018

ASACB's Mission Statement

Clinical Supervision 3 training 

ASACB will hold the CS 3 training on Friday, June 15th from 9am til 4pm at Plaza West in room 903. To register, click here!

Are you ready to invest in your career in a way that improves your job satisfaction AND increases your client’s chances at living a rich, full, meaningful life?  Harbor House, Inc. is opening Peer Recovery Coach offices to meet the demand.  You can offer this service in your organization, as well. For more information, click here!

LGBTQ Clients in Treatment

June 28th, 2018 with Lisa Ray, MA, LADAC, CCS, CCDP-D, AADC

For more info and to register click here!


1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

ph# (501) 749-4040