License Requirements for the LADC

The requirements for a Licensed Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC) are given in the regulations Title 209 of the Nebraska Administrative Code Regulations for Certifying Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselors under the Division of Alcoholism Drug Abuse and Addiction Service Act can be found here.

This type of counselor is in high demand in the human services, employee assistance programs, and corrections industries.

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) means a person who has documented the standards under 209 NAC and who holds a valid license issued by the Department.  This provisional status may be granted once and held for a time period not to exceed six years.   An individual may not render services under this status without clinical supervision.

Provisional status is granted for the purpose of obtaining a LADC.  An individual may not represent himself or herself as a Provisional License Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) unless he/she holds a valid license issued by the Department.

LADC education requirements:

A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D., 270 hours of education, to include the following core areas:

  1. Counseling Theories and Techniques
  2. Group Counseling
  3. Human Growth and Development
  4. Professional Ethics and Issues
  5. Multicultural Counseling
  6. Alcohol/Drug Assessment, Case Planning and Management
  7. Medical and Psychological Aspects of Alcohol/Drug Use, Abuse and Addiction
  8. Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency

Peru State College offers coursework in each of these eight areas.  More information about state requirements can be found here.

For more information about Peru State College's degrees, select below:

Criminal Justice - Justice Counseling


For other information, please contact:

Dr. Paul Hinrichs