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  • The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Regulatory Services Division registers and regulates LCDCs, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors in Texas.

    That Division also registers Counselor Interns and Clinical Training Institutions, which are facilities authorized to provide substance use disorder treatment in which registered Counselor Interns gain the clinical experience needed to become LCDCs.

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  • The Texas Certification Board certification upgrades and standardizes the qualifications of those working in areas of addiction counseling, clinical supervision, prevention and recovery support services throughout Texas.

    These certifications are designed to be appropriate for those professionals currently working in counseling, supervision, prevention, and recovery support services.

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LCDC Testing

The Texas Certification Board administers the exam for the LCDC. Texas Health and Human Services Commission determines when an individual has met the requirements for licensure and issues the license.

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) Exam -
    •  You must be an LCDC-I to take the LCDC Examination no matter your degree level 
    •  To register to be an LCDC-I you must contact DSHS at 1-800-832-9623 or
  • Sitting for the Exam
    • Once you have registered to take an examination you will receive an e-mail by the following Monday provided you have met all the requirements for the exam registered. If you DO NOT receive an e-mail from ISO Quality Testing by the following Monday please contact our office at 512.708.0629 / (check your junk/spam mail)
    • Only have 60 days to take the exam from the day you are registered with the testing site.


  • Peer Medicaid Certifications/ House Bill 1486
    • Information regarding Medicaid and mental health peer certifications - Click Here

  • Continuing Education Hours for certifications
    • List of providers by city - Click Here
    • List of CE Classes for CE hours - Click Here
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