Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Licensing

The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) will begin accepting applications from Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) to become enrolled as Vermont Medicaid providers with an effective date of October 1, 2015.

As the enrollment process can take up to six (6) weeks, LADCs may submit enrollment paperwork prior to October 1, 2015. However, the effective date of enrollment will not begin until October 1, 2015. In order to enroll, a LADC must meet all licensing requirements set forth by the State of Vermont.

A complete list of Provider Enrollment forms can be accessed at Questions about the enrollment process may be directed to HP Enterprise Services (HPES) at 1-800-925-1706, option 4.

Counselor Licensure

*Effective September 1, 2016 all certification and licensure of alcohol counselors and apprentices will be through the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) and no longer through the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.

Initial License


Applications may also be obtained by calling 802-651-1550

Licensure or re-licensure payments may be made by check or money order payable to ADAP.


Counselor Certification

For information about Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor certification:

Payment note: The Certification Board no longer accepts checks. Payments must be submitted via PayPay. For more information, contact contact the Certification Board.

More Information

Vermont Administrative Rules: Counselor Licensing

Verification of licensure/certification and disciplinary actions for Vermont substance abuse counselors, contact:
Tel. 802-651-1550

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

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