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Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) -Temporary Permits

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT)

Agency contact information:

Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT), Minnesota Board of
(651) 548-2177 | (800) 627-3529 (Hearing/Speech Relay)
(612) 617-2187(fax)
Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Program
(651) 201-2758
(612) 617-2187 (fax)
Contact Info: Samantha Strehlo
(651) 201-2758
(612) 617-2187(fax)


LADC & Temporary Permit

Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT), Minnesota Board of

The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) exists to protect the public through the regulation of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs) in the state of Minnesota. Regulation is accomplished through licensure examination and renewal, as well as by the investigation of complaints.


Minn. Stats. 148F




Temporary Permit Application

See ADC Temporary Permit Requirements and Application.


Associates degree or the equivalent 

270 clock hours of alcohol and drug counseling course work

880 hours alcohol and drug counseling practicum

All of the educational requirements for the temporary permit must be completed through an accredited school.

Temporary Permit Renewal Information

An online renewal or the renewal application and renewal fee are due by the permit expiration date. Renewal notices will be mailed at least 60 days before the permit expires to the permit holder's last known address. It is very important that the Board be kept updated with the most current address. The permit holder's failure to receive notice does not relieve the permit holder of the obligation to meet the renewal deadline and other requirements for the temporary permit.

Renewals received after the permit has expired will require payment of a late fee.

Renewal materials are not available online. If you do not receive your renewal materials at least 60 days before your permit expires, please contact the Board office.

Refer to ADC Temporary Permit Requirements and Application.


Initial permit application fee - $100

Temporary Permit renewal fee - $150

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

All temporary permits expire July 31.