Addiction Counselor Certification Board (ACCBO)

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The Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) was founded in 1977, with the mission of certifying addiction professionals through competency based evaluation of education, experience and exams.  The Board utilizes autonomous professional psychometric examinations through The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium.  The primary purpose of certification is an assurance that counselors have met minimum standards of competence, are ethically accountable to the general public at-large, and have contemporary knowledge evidenced through continuing education.

4 comments on “Addiction Counselor Certification Board (ACCBO)

  1. I am a Vocational Consultant and I am researching occupation of Chemical Dependency Counselor. How long must one be sober before qualifying as a Chemical Dependency Counselor? What classes/education is needed for certification? What degree is needed?

  2. I am interested in being a peer mentor for alcohol and drug dependence. I’m currently trying to seek employment with Central City Concern Portland Or. Just trying to get my foot in the door with the company. I have 3 years of recovery. How long does it to become certified to be a peer mentor?

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