Returning Students seeking LADC Licensure

The addictions field is expanding and Bemidji State University welcomes students that have a degree within the helping professions to obtain the licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) credential. Returning students will be able to complete the internship hours needed to become licensed as a Minnesota State Board Certified LADC. While students are completing their internship hours, preparation for the LADC comprehensive exam is offered with assistance and support in completing the LADC application.


Dually licensed mental health and substance abuse counselors are in high demand in the state of Minnesota and across the United States. According to O*Net the state of Minnesota expects an above average job demand of 18% for dually licensed addiction counselors through the next ten years.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data for dually licensed social workers

Location Annual Median (50%) Annual QU (75%) Annual High (90%)
United States $46,650 $61,930 $80,900
Minnesota $59,700 $74,310 $84,910


Returning Students LADC Licensure Process

Within this document the LADC licensure process includes information about confirming coursework, the LADC exam and LADC licensure process.


Please contact Amanda Longie, MA, LADC at for more information. 


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