Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
Continuing Competency Waiver Information
Executive Order: Provisional License Information
Types of credentials issued by Nebraska:
12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria - these further define the practice areas.
The Board will review coursework from education providers to determine if 270 clock hours of education for initial licensure have been earned. Approval will be valid for a maximum of 5 years with the first 5-year period beginning January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2012. Education providers desiring to obtain approval for subsequent periods must reapply.
Reciprocal Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Approved List of Initial Education
Each licensee must complete 40 hours of continuing education during the preceding 24-month period. At least 20 hours of continuing education per biennial renewal period must be alcohol and drug specific. See the regulations at 172 NAC 15-012.
Approved Continuing Education
In order to take the examination, you must:
Candidate Guide is available on the IC&RC's website. Candidates are encouraged to read this document.
To reinstate from either inactive or expired status, you must meet the continuing education requirement (40 hours).
Submit a complete reinstatement application and renewal/reinstatement fees as listed on the reinstatement application. Hours taken to reinstate your license can also be used to renew your license at the end of that renewal period so you are not required to have additional hours for renewal.
Renewal - All licenses expire September 1 of each even-numbered year regardless of when issued.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4986
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