​​​Please select the link that applies to you and follow the CIT Registration instructions through our online Certemy software. You MUST complete the entire CIT registration process to receive your CIT letter. If you have any questions please contact Jason Skinner, our administrator at ar.asacb@gmail.com

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 form to the Arkansas State Police with a $25 check or money order (made out to Arkansas State Police) along with a stamped envelope addressed to my office. One I receive your background check results I will upload them 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

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


Board Meeting Dates for 2019​​​​​​​​​

May 10th, 2019

June 7th, 2019

July 12, 2019

August 9th, 2019

​September 13, 2019

October 11, 2019

Substance Abuse Certification Board

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!

We are looking at holding another Distance Clinical Supervision training however, we are wanting an idea of how many people would like to attend. If you would like to be notified when we have a training date, please email us at ar.asacb@gmail.com and just ask to be added to the notification list when we finalize a date. 

ASACB has concluded another successful Spring Workshop! THANK YOU to everyone who attended and congratulations to our 2019 award winners!


Counselor of the Year: Edith Reedy

Clinical Supervisor of the Year: Jodi Howard

Covington Award: Janice Burnside 

          Clinical Supervision Domain 3 training 

The ASACB is holding a Clinical Supervision domain 3 training with Kevin Atkinson on Friday, April 26th , 2019 from 9am til 4pm. at Plaza West in training room 3 on the 9th floor. To register please clickhere!

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Downloadable forms

The President's Corner

This year the conference will be May 6-10 with 30 hours of continuing education.
Some of the workshops we are offering are:
- The Role of the Counselor in Medication Assisted Treatment 
- Addressing Trauma Beneath Addiction and Mental Health
- The Opioid Epidemic in Arkansas
- NARCAN Training
- Peer Support in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
- Ethics for Counselors

For more information contact Charlotte Besch at cabesch@midsouth.ualr.edu

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

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

Distance Clinical Supervision certification form

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

​​​                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, April 15 to Friday, April 19, 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 cabesch@midsouth.ualr.edu or by fax at 501-569-3364.

These applications will be vetted by the DAABHS office.  


1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

ph# (501) 749-4040

How do I sign up to see the course online? Go to www.midsouth.ualr.edu.  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.

April ASACB Trainings