Nebraska Revised Statute 38-314
Chapter 38 Section 314
Provisional alcohol and drug counselor; license requirements.
To be licensed to practice as a provisional alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall:
(1) Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
(2) Have two hundred seventy hours of education related to the knowledge and skills of alcohol and drug counseling which shall include:
(a) A minimum of forty-five hours in counseling theories and techniques coursework;
(b) A minimum of forty-five hours in group counseling coursework;
(c) A minimum of thirty hours in human growth and development coursework;
(d) A minimum of fifteen hours in professional ethics and issues coursework;
(e) A minimum of thirty hours in alcohol and drug assessment, case planning, and management coursework;
(f) A minimum of thirty hours in multicultural counseling coursework;
(g) A minimum of forty-five hours in medical and psychosocial aspects of alcohol and drug use, abuse, and addiction coursework; and
(h) A minimum of thirty hours in clinical treatment issues in chemical dependency coursework; and
(3) Have supervised practical training which shall:
(a) Include performing a minimum of three hundred hours in the counselor core functions in a work setting where alcohol and drug counseling is provided;
(b) Be a formal, systematic process that focuses on skill development and integration of knowledge;
(c) Include training hours documented by performance date and core function performance areas; and
(d) Include the performance of all counselor core functions with no single function performed less than ten hours.
- Credentialing, general requirements and issuance procedures, see section 38-121 et seq.