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What is The Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board?
COMPUTER-BASED TESTING FOR CERTIFICATION EXAMS!!
Beginning later this year the Vermont Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board will be offering computer-based testing (CBT) for all exams.
Statement of Purpose*
The Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium-approved Board. The Board was established to credential alcohol and drug abuse counselors in the State of Vermont.
The goals of the Certification Board are as follows:*
- Section 1. Assure the quality of health care provided to the client by providing a standard against which to judge the competence of alcohol and drug abuse counselors.
- Section 2. Provide a respected, internationally recognized credential of professional competency within a specialized field of counseling.
- Section 3. Provide a respected, recognized credential of professional competency within the field of prevention.
- Section 4. Provide a guideline by which third-party payers compensate qualified personnel for services provided to those affected by alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
- Section 5. Provide employers with identifiable standards of qualification as well as ethical standards of professionalism to assist them in hiring and in establishing job performance standards.
* From the VADACB By Laws. Download the complete By Laws here.
Ethical Standards of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
The Certification Board subscribes to the ethical Standards and Code of Conduct endorsed by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC.) Certified Clinical Supervisors are held to the Vermont Clinical Supervisors Ethical Statement.
A full copy of the ethical Standards and Code of Conduct endorsed by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors is available on this website in addition to NAADAC's website. A full copy of the Vermont Clinical Supervisors Ethical Statement is available here.
Reciprocity for Counselors Moving To or From Vermont
Information for counselors moving to or from Vermont can be found here.
Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board
P.O. Box 8566
Essex, VT 05451
Questions? E-mail us.