The 1987 Legislative Assembly established the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners. Following the adoption of administrative rules in August, 1991, the Board was awarded full accreditation by the National Accreditation Commission in 1992.
The purpose of the Board is:
- To set minimum standards for the license of addiction counselors
- To establish core curriculum requirements
- To approve addiction counselor training programs, internship, and clinical supervisors
- To establish requirements for the private practice of addiction counseling.
North Dakota Law Governing Addiction Counseling
State Statute North Dakota Century Code 43-45-01 through 43-45-08 - Effective August 1, 2007
Rules and Regulations
North Dakota Administrative Code 4.5-01-01 through 4.5-02.1-05 - Effective April 1, 2009.(new rules posted 07/1/14)
NDBACE Law and Rules and Regulation are in PDF format. To read this format you must install adobe reader or similar program.