Your browser does not support javascript

CSAC and CSAC-A Application Information

STOP!  Please review this information before you proceed with your online CSAC application.

To expedite the processing of ONLINE applications for certification or registration, applicants can now upload many of the required supporting documents required to apply for certification or registration by using the new documents upload feature in the online application portal.  Please be sure to download the full instructions located in the online application portal when you apply for more information about this feature. Documents you wish to upload must be uploaded prior to submitting your online application fee. (Official transcripts must be sent to the Board directly from your school electronically or by mail.) It is preferred that supplemental documents be provided to the Board in PDF file format.

It is strongly recommended that you review the Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors & Assistants, the CSAC and CSAC-A Certification Process Handbook and Guidance Document 115-11: Scope of Practice for Person Regulated by the Board to provide Substance Abuse Treatment before submitting your application for evaluation.

What is the difference between the online application types?

NOTE: CSAC-A certification is not a prerequisite for CSAC certification.


All application fees are non-refundable.  Please ensure that you are completing the correct application before moving forward with your payment.


Retain a copy of your application materials for your records. After one year, all incomplete application files will be destroyed as outlined in the Library of Virginia records retention and disposition schedules.

Click here to begin the online application process.

Virginia Board of Counseling
Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director
Gerard Lawson, Ph.D., LPC, LSATP, Chairperson