Advanced Counselor

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Reciprocal – Minnesota (AADCR-MN)

The Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Reciprocal – Minnesota (AADCR-MN) credential is intended to be progressive in nature, designed to give individuals initially certified as an ADC-MN or ADCR-MN or licensed in the state of MN as a LADC the opportunity to advance their credential as they move forward in obtaining an advanced degree and experience in addiction counseling. This credential entails an increased knowledge and clinical application in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. This credential holds reciprocity with other IC&RC member boards that offer the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential.


  • 2000 hours of work experience
  • Master’s Degree in behavioral science
  • 180 hours of alcohol and drug counselor-specific education
  • 300 hours of supervision
  • Passing score on IC&RC Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam
  • Must live or work in Minnesota at least 51% of the time


  • First-time certification: $390 (includes processing fee, exam, and two years of certification)
  • Biennial renewal fee (two years): $180
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