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PLA > Professions > Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board > Addiction Counselor Licensing > LAC & LCAC Grandfathering Requirements LAC & LCAC Grandfathering Requirements

LAC Grandfathering Requirements
Option 1
  - Level II or higher Certification; or
  - Certification as an addiction counselor or therapist approved by the Board.
  - 10 Years of addiction counseling experience
  - Submit an application prior to November 26, 2012

 Option 2
  - 3 years of addiction counseling experience
  - Hold a valid Indiana license as a LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or psychologist
  - Submit an application prior to November 26, 2012

***Cannot have a conviction of violence or be convicted of anything that has a direct bearing on your ability to practice competently in the previous 2-years.

LCAC Grandfather Requirements
Option 1
  - Master’s or Doctorate degree before November 26, 2012
 (transcripts to be submitted directly from the university)
  - Level II or higher Certification; or
  - Certification as an addiction counselor or therapist approved by the Board.
  - Submit an application prior to November 26, 2012

Option 2
  - Masters Degree (transcripts to be submitted directly from the university)
  - 5-years of clinical addiction counseling experience
  - Hold a valid Indiana license as a LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or psychologist
  - Submit an application prior to November 26, 2012

Option 3
  - Bachelor’s Degree earned prior to November 26, 2012
 (transcripts to be submitted directly from the university)
  - Hold a Level IV Certification; or
  - Certification at the Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor level from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium
  - 20 Years of clinical addiction counseling experience
  - Submit an application prior November 26, 2012

***Cannot have a conviction of violence or be convicted of anything that has a direct bearing on your ability to practice competently in the previous 2-years.