Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners
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Information about the Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners including licensure, renewals, and much more.
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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

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The Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners regulates Certified and Licensed Addiction Counselors in the State of Colorado. Board activities include review of licensure applications, complaints, and enforcement of disciplinary actions against those found to have violated the Mental Health Practice Act or Board Rules. The Board is made up of seven members,four professionals, and three public, who meet six times per year.

Program Information

Board Members

Wendy Anderson, Interim Program Director

  • Alan Cook, LAC, Chair
    Professional Member |Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • James Saunders, LAC, Vice Chair
    Professional Member| Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • Halcyon Driskell, CAC III
    Professional Member | Term Expires: December 13, 2021

  • Eliselda (Ellie) Mata, CAC III
    Professional Member| Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • Layne Steege
    Public Member| Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • Theresa Lopez
    Public Member | Term Expires: December 31, 2021

  • Shelly Griffith
    Public Member | Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Public Notices

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).

  • Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 3:00 P.M. (MDT)
  • Watch/Listen to the webinar recording of this Stakeholder Meeting
  •  A copy of the Notice, and HB20-1206, HB20-1326, and SB20-102 are available for download.
  • A copy of draft rules are available for download.
Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes

 

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