In addition to having filed an application, an individual
seeking licensure by examination as a Level I Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Counselor shall be required to successfully complete the Board's written and
jurisprudence examinations. An individual seeking licensure by examination as a
Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor must meet all educational
requirements and shall be required to successfully complete the Board's written
and jurisprudence examinations.
(a) The written
examination adopted by the Board is the examination developed by NAADAC and
administered by its designated testing agency.
(b) The Board shall include with its
application materials information regarding the written examination.
(c) Passing scores on the examination are
determined by NAADAC and are adopted by the Board as constituting successful
completion of the written examination.
(d) NAADAC will notify both the Board and the
candidate of his or her passing or failing status.
Jurisprudence Examination. All applicants
for licensure must successfully complete the Board's jurisprudence examination
as a prerequisite to licensure.
shall include a jurisprudence examination with all applications for licensure
that are mailed from the Board's administrative office, or the applicant may
obtain the jurisprudence examination from the Board's Internet web page that
can be accessed at www.Tennessee.gov
(b) The applicant shall include a completed
jurisprudence examination when his/her completed application for licensure is
returned to the Board's administrative office.
(c) There is no fee for the jurisprudence
(d) The scope and
content of the examination shall be determined by the Board but limited to
statutes and regulations governing the practice of alcohol and drug abuse
counselors (T.C.A. §§
seq., and Chapter 1200-30-01 of the rules of the Tennessee
Department of Health) and the NAADAC Code of Ethics. Copies of the applicable
statutes, regulations, and the NAADAC Code of Ethics are available upon request
from the Board's administrative office.
(e) The format of the examination shall be
answering ninety percent (90%) of the examination questions shall constitute
successful completion of the jurisprudence exam.
(a) Written Examination. Applicants who fail
to pass the written examination may apply to NAADAC for re-examination.
Hand-scoring and/or appeal questions are to be directed to NAADAC.
1. Applicants who fail to successfully
complete the jurisprudence examination must continue to retake the examination
until it has been successfully completed before the application will be deemed
complete and presented to the Board for review.
2. It is not required that an applicant
repeat the written examination in order to repeat the jurisprudence
(4) If an applicant neglects, fails, or
refuses to take any of the required examinations or fails to successfully
complete the examinations within twelve (12) months after being approved, the
application will be deemed abandoned. Such applicant may thereafter make a new
application accompanied by the required fee. The applicant shall meet the
requirements in effect at the time of the new application.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
rule filed May 25, 1994; effective August 9, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed
January 30, 1997; effective May 30, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed December
28, 1999; effective March 12, 2000. Amendment filed August 19, 2002; November
2, 2002. Amendment filed June 15, 2004; effective August 29, 2004. Amendment
filed November 26, 2008; effective February 9, 2009. Amendments filed March 27,
2015; effective June 25, 2015. Amendments filed February 6, 2017; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§
68-24-603, 68-24-605, 68-24-606,