Dec 03, 2020  
ARCHIVED 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LADC - Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Students interested in becoming Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors in the State of Nebraska must first prepare and apply for a Initial Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ILADC).

ILADC Requirements

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 300 hours of supervised practical training
  • 270 hours of education, to include the required content courses:
ILADC Content Recommended Doane Courses
Counseling Theories and Techniques PSY 234 - Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques (3)    
Group Counseling HRE 315 - Group Counseling (3)   
Human Growth and Development PSY 259 - Lifespan Development (3)   
Professional Ethics and Issues HRE 428 - Professional Ethics and Issues (3)   
Case Planning and Management HRE 232 - Case Planning and Management (3)   
Multicultural Counseling HRE 417 - Multicultural Counseling (3)   
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Alchohl/Drug Use, Abuse, Addiction HRE 318 - Medical Psychosocial Aspects of Addictions (3)   
Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependence HRE 321 - Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency (3)   

DHHS no longer pre-approves courses to meet requirements. STUDENTS MUST SAVE COURSE SYLLABI to submit with their ILADC application.

To obtain the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), students must complete an additional 4,000 hours of paid, supervised clinical work experience providing alcohol and drug counseling services to alcohol and drug clients.

For additional information on certification requirements, visit or contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Licensure Unit
Credentialing Division
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986