​​​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

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


Board Meeting Dates for 2018​​​​​​​​​

December 13th, 2018

Substance Abuse Certification Board

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.

This years RE-CERTIFICATION is being extended 

to December 30th due to our new online registration. Please don't wait until the last minute though!   .

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

This years RE-CERTIFICATION is being extended to December 30th due to our new online registration. Don't wait until the last minute though! 

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

You may contact Kim Brown at kbrown@mshs.org 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

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!

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

The President's Corner

Free Live Online Training

December 7th, 9am to 12pm

Working with Persons Who Use Opioids

Want to  register for this workshop? Go to www.midsouth.ualr.edu. Click on the CLASS REGISTRATION tab at the top right of the page.  Click on Course Calendar by Date and December to find the workshop. Proceed to registration.

Questions? Contact Charlotte Besch at cabesch@midsouth.ualr.edu

Upcoming Peer Recovery Support Specialist Core Trainings

Jonesboro: Monday, Dec. 3,to Thursday, Dec. 6 @ Mid-South Health Systems Trainers: Kim Brown and Les Cupp

For more information on how to register you may contact Jimmy McGill at Jimmy.McGill@dhs.arkansas.gov

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