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!

2018 Spring Workshop Early Registration has started!

ALL ADC's & AADC's may grandparent 

into the Peer Recovery credential!

ALL CCDP-B's & CCDP-D's may grandparent into the ADC & AADC credentials! 

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

Peer Recovery Training


1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35

Little Rock, AR. 72207

ph# (501) 749-4040


Board Meeting Dates for 2018​​​​​​​​​

April 13, 2018

May 11, 2018

June 8, 2018

July 13, 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 clickhere!

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

 Updated CS Code of Ethics(pdf)

Substance Abuse Certification Board


Application and Standards Manual (PDF)

Print pages the CIT Registration Packet (pdf) located below

Return pages 1-6 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.

How to begin the Certification Process in Arkansas

To download the latest version of Adobe to view PDF documents 

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

The ASACB is now offering grand-parenting into the Peer Recovery credential for all ADC's, AADC's and for all MHPP's with at least one year current experience. This will be available until March 31st, 2018. MHPP's interested will need to sign up as a CIT with the board prior to submitting their grandfathering request.

If you are an ADC or AADC with our board, click here!

If you are an MHPP with at least one year experience, click here!

Substance Abuse in Families

March 22nd, 2018 with Marlo Lowe, MA, ADC, LADC, CCDP

LGBTQ Clients in Treatment

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

For more info and to register click here!

Early Registration is now open

Looking to nominate someone for their outstanding work? It only takes a few minutes to show your appreciation! Click here!​​

Nominations MUST be received by Monday, March 19th, 2018!!!

The President's Corner

In need of a scholarship for Spring Workshop? Click here! Submission deadline for scholarships is March 19th

The ASACB Spring Workshop will be held Tuesday April 3rd through April 6th at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock. The topics this year will include Opioid Crisis, Peer Support, Distance Clinical Supervision, Medicated Assisted Treatment, Ethics and Trauma Informed Care. To register click hereFill out registration and mail or fax to us at (501) 280-0056    

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.

More Training Opportunities

The ASACB is now offering grand-parenting into the ADC & AADC credentials  for ALL CCDP-B & CCDP-D credentialed members. If you have a CCDP-B you may grandparent into the ADC and if you have a CCDP-D you may grandparent into the AADC. This will be available until March 31st, 2018. This is due to IC&RC determining that updated standards and co-occurring 

competencies were heavily incorporated into 

the ADC & AADC examinations.

To grandparent, click here! For more info about these changes, click here!