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Those seeking Kansas licensure as an addictions counselor (LAC) have a pathway to eligibility to sit for the LAC licensure exam in Kansas through the BA in Sociology at FHSU. Individuals must complete the FHSU BA in Sociology core requirements and complete 30 credit hours of addictions counseling courses, all of which are designated as Sociology (SOC) credit. These 30 hours can be applied to the BA in Sociology degree in both the upper division elective requirement in sociology (15 hours) and the free elective requirements (23 hours, at least 12 hours of which must be upper division). The 30 hours of required addiction counseling course include:
Note for those already holding a related bachelors degreeKansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) will consider individuals with other bachelor degrees plus completion of the 30 hours of addictions counseling curriculum outlined above to be eligible to sit for the LAC licensure exam in Kansas. Such individuals would also need to have completed an introductory or an advanced methods of social/behavioral research class. Consult BSRB for whether a particular bachelor degree is considered eligible.
You may download the BSRB Licenses Addiction Counselor - Coursework Review Form here.
For any questions about addictions counseling, contact the Department’s addiction counseling coordinator, Dr. Tim Davis, at: email@example.com or 785-628-5395
Importantly, individuals seeking credentialing in addictions counseling in a state other than Kansas are responsible for knowing that state’s credentialing requirements, as well as the necessary educational requirements to be eligible for licensure or certification in that state.
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