NJ LCADC/CADC Mandatory 3-Hour Legal Standards Workshop



If you are in your initial biennial L/CADC renewal period (meaning you were first issued your L/CADC between 08/01/20 – present), then you ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE! People in their initial biennial renewal period are required to attend a 6-hour legal standards workshop, which is NOT this workshop! This workshop is for those L/CADCs who have already taken the mandatory 6-hour workshop in their initial biennial renewal period and are now required to take a 3-hour legal standards continuing education workshop every subsequent renewal period. NJPN provides the initial 6-hour training. Again, this 3-hour legal standards training is for those L/CADCs who are past their initial biennial renewal period, and need the mandatory 3-hour legal standards training required during each ongoing renewal period.
Here is the licensure regulation that speaks to this requirement: 13:34C-5.2 Continuing Education Contact Hour Requirements. (page 40)
d) All licensees and certificate holders shall complete at least six required contact hours of a Committee-approved continuing education course in legal standards related to the practice of alcohol and drug counseling in New Jersey during the initial biennial period. Beginning August 1, 2018, for each biennial period after the initial biennial period, all licensees and certificate holders shall complete at least three required contact hours of a Committee approved continuing education course in legal standards related to the practice of alcohol and drug counseling in New Jersey.

Workshop Overview

This course is a continuing education requirement for all LCADCs/CADCs every 2-year renewal period. N.J.A.C. 13:34C-5.2(d) requires that all LCADCs and CADCs complete 3-hours in legal standards training. Advanced Counselor Training, LLC (through approved training provider Glenn Duncan) is approved by the ADC Committee to provide this 3-hour workshop.  The goal of this interactive workshop is to present the latest changes and most important component pieces of the NJ LCADC/CADC Laws and Regulations, by focusing on the major elements of NJ’s LCADC/CADC laws, regulations and the Uniform Enforcement Act. Legal areas include scope of clinical practice regarding supervision (including 2019 changes and 2021 proposed changes to virtual supervision), ADC informed consent regulations, confidentiality and ADC regulations, ADC telehealth and telemedicine regulations (proposed in 2021), and NJ Uniform Enforcement Act changes (including 2021 changes). Other recent changes to include the required 3 hours of Legal Standards training include regulation/statute changes in ADC continuing education (3 hours of Legal Standards).

Workshop Dates (Choose One Date)

January 31, 2022 (Monday) – SOLD OUT!
February 1, 2022 (Tuesday)
February 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
March 18, 2022 (Friday)
April 21, 2022 (Thursday)
April 22, 2022 (Friday)
Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Workshop Location:

Live, Interactive Webinar

COVID-19 UPDATE: As we close in on 2 years shifting continuing education from in person to virtual, we will continue to monitor COVID variants and people’s desire to return to live, in-person workshops. We will also monitor the viability of live workshops, as we will be dipping our feet back to judge the interest in traveling and attending a live workshop vs. interactive live webinars. Advanced Counselor Training will be providing at least 3 trainings per year of each topic we provide (except in GA and AL where we provide 2 trainings per year). Based on participant feedback, we have decided to stay virtual throughout the first half of 2022. Basically the pandemic has shown people that they can attend live, interactive webinars with relative ease. For many it is extremely convenient to pop open your device, and attend a live, interactive webinar without the worry of traffic, COVID, or other concerns that could come with attending an in-person workshop. Thus we will continue to gage these conditions and continue polling attendees to see what is favorable moving forward. Our live, interactive webinars will use the Zoom platform. If you are good with proceeding in this webinar format, then please feel free to register today!

I know what you’re thinking … a webinar? Really? Yes, and I solemnly swear to do my best to not make this a snooze fest! Here is recent feedback from webinars:

“Glenn is literally the best instructor ever as he effectively uses his sense of humor and knowledge so that i actually retain the information. He keeps me very interested in the subject matter.” – November, 2021

“Glenn presents the material in a way that is easy to understand. He is very entertaining which helps to keep my attention. I would rank him as one of the best presenters ever.” – June, 2021

“I’ve been licensed since 1998, and this was the most informative and entertaining workshop I’ve attended!!” – March, 2021

“Glenn was engaging and very interactive. This was probably the best web based CE I have attended and I really appreciate how enthusiastic the presenter was to keep us engaged.” – September, 2020

“An amazing distribution of information!” – May, 2020 (and yes that is actual feedback from a webinar participant).

“The instructor was awesome and really made the training fun. Great information and very enjoyable, even as a webinar over Zoom!” – April, 2020

“Thank you for making it feel like we were with a real person, not a webinar-bot. It was the best webinar presentation in last 51 days of social isolation, and I have done lots of webinars.” – April, 2020

Registration Information:

2022 Legal Standards Brochure

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Course Objectives

  1. 1.Workshop participants will be able to differentiate the major elements necessary to be a qualified supervisor according to the NJ LCADC/CADC licensure regulations.

  2. 2.Workshop participants will be able to identify NJ LCADC/CADC licensure regulations for confidentiality and record keeping.

  3. 3.Workshop participants will be able to identify at least 3 of the telehealth/telemedicine NJ LCADC/CADC regulatory categories.

  4. 4.Workshop participants will be able to identify at least 3 of the NJ Uniform Enforcement Act Duty to Report components.


Credentialing Information:

This course is approved for 3 NBCC Clock Hours (LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, LMFT, LAMFT, LSW, LCSW) of continuing education (NBCC Provider #6532). This training is NBCC approved, which is an approved provider of LCADC/CADC continuing education. NBCC is an approved continuing education provider for all the licensures listed above. Please consult your licensure regulations (continuing education section) to verify this.

How do I obtain my certificate of completion in a Webinar World?:

Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the workshop day to participants who meet our requirements. We will determine conference attendance through Zoom logs (as Zoom tracks when people enter and leave a conference), ensuring participants were attending during the entire conference. NOTE: You must use your own computer, if you and an office mate are attending the conference, do not surf off somebody else’s monitor because Zoom will state you weren’t in attendance. Your fillable PDF workshop evaluation will be emailed to you prior to the conference. Please fill out this evaluation and email it back to us at the same email address that sent you the evaluation. PDF Certificates of completion will be emailed to participants within 48 hours upon the return of the workshop evaluation.

Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:

Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date. Late requests for this 1 day workshop can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date. All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee. If paid by credit card, an additional $4.04 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards ($2.66). Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.

Privacy Policy:

Advanced Counselor Training keeps all information private. None of your information will go out to any other vendors, marketers, or other 3rd party applications or programs. On-line sign-up is done via a secured, encrypted server and any hard copy information sent to Advanced Counselor Training is stored in a locked, secure location.

Grievance Policy:

Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of workshop date, or can be provided in person directly after the workshop. Every attempt will be made to resolve a grievance with a complainant at the time of the grievance. Advanced Counselor Training’s social work consultant will be involved in all grievance resolutions for social workers. Should this not be resolved, the complainant will be provided further grievance procedures to follow including contacting the Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, and/or contacting NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.

Disability Accommodations:

If you need any accommodations due to a disability, please contact Advanced Counselor Training, LLC upon registration to the workshop. We can be reached at 732-544-2189 or via email at info@clinicalsupervisor.net.

PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. Random cursing has occurred in the past. The presenter does his best to use outdated curse words that you have to Google to understand their meaning, like “tarnation” and “dagnabbit”. So, if you think a “muckspout couldn’t teach a hen to cluck” or if you find current curse words offensive… then DO NOT ATTEND!

DISCLAIMER: Management is cautioning that if offense occurs to you due to random (tier 2) curse words, then it is possible this is NOT the workshop for you. Caution! Presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning has been shown to have certain side effects in less than 1% of the population. Side effects include professional confusion from laughing and learning, and mild to moderate irritability in some users. If any of these have occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include, but not limited to, not attending this conference! A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!

Workshop Components:

8:30 am – Zoom webinar opens for attendees to enter, workshop begins at 9 a.m.

    9 am – Clinical Supervision Regulations (30 minutes)

  • A. Statutes vs. Regulations.

  • B. Alcohol and Drug Committee (ADC) Clinical Supervision Regulations (updated changes from 2019) along with the proposed virtual supervision changes (potentially in 2022).

  • C. Comparison to other NJ licensure’s clinical supervision standards.

  • D. Discussion of cross licensure differences and legal implications.


    9:30 am – Duty to Warn and Protect (30 minutes)

  • A. Duty to warn defined.

  • B. NJ Legal Standards regarding duty to warn.


  • 10 am – New ADC Telehealth/Telemedicine Rule (30 minutes)
  • A. Overview of the ADC Telehealth/Telemedicine rule proposal and eventual adoption.

  • B. Specific covering Telehealth regulation 13:34C-7.3 Standard of care.

  • C. Specific covering Telehealth regulation 13:34C-7.7 Prevention of fraud and abuse.


  • 10:30 am – (15 Minute morning break)
    10:45 am – Confidentiality and Informed Consent (30 Minutes)
  • A. Confidentiality defined. Specific issues to 42-CFR-Part2 updated in 2017.

  • B. General confidentiality issues and how this impacts the counselor and the supervisor.

  • C. Exceptions to confidentiality.

  • D. Confidentiality interactive group exercise.

  • E. NJ ADC Division of Consumer Affairs confidentiality standards.

  • F. NJ ADC Informed Consent standards.


  • 11:15 am – Record Keeping (30 minutes)
  • A. Types of clinical record keeping.

  • B. Clients access to their own records.

  • C. NJ ADC Division of Consumer Affairs record keeping standards.

  • D. Record keeping interactive group exercise.


  • 11:45 am – The Uniform Enforcement Act and Impairment (15 minutes)
  • A. Overview of the Uniform Enforcement Act 2021 revision.

  • B. Section 37 of UFA regarding Duty to Report.

  • C. Section 21 of URA regarding Refusal to License or Renew, Grounds.

  • D. What constitutes employee impairment?


  • 12 pm – Question and answer period, instructions on how to obtain PDF of certificate of completion



3 Hour Workshop – NJ LCADC/CADC Mandatory 3-Hour Legal Standards Workshop

$75 Early Registration per workshop day (by 01/25/22 for February 1, 2022)
$100 Late Registration per workshop day (from 01/26/22 – 01/31/22 for February 1, 2022)

$75 Early Registration per workshop day (by 01/26/22 for February 2, 2022)
$100 Late Registration per workshop day (from 01/27/22 – 02/01/22 for February 2, 2022)

$75 Early Registration per workshop day (by 03/04/22 for March 18, 2022)
$100 Late Registration per workshop day (from 03/05/22 – 03/16/22 for March 18, 2022)

$75 Early Registration per workshop day (by 04/07/22 for April 21, 2022)
$100 Late Registration per workshop day (from 04/08/22 – 04/19/22 for April 21, 2022)

$75 Early Registration per workshop day (by 04/08/22 for April 22, 2022)
$100 Late Registration per workshop day (from 04/09/22 – 04/20/22 for April 22, 2022)

Target Audience:

Substance Use Counselors, Clinical Directors, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, DMHAS Licensed Facilities and Case Managers, LCADCs, CADCs.


Frequently Asked Questions

1) Which licensures are these clock hours approved for?

This course is NBCC approved thus it is good for LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs, LMFTs and LAMFTs. Social Workers you also accept NBCC approved courses as per your continuing education licensure regulations.

2) Will this workshop count towards the 3 hours needed for NJ LCADCs/CADCs in Legal Standards?

Why yes that is exactly the purpose of this workshop! Glenn Duncan has been teaching legal and ethical standards in the substance use field since 1999. Glenn is currently certified as a mandatory legal standards class trainer (Certification Board #: 003).

3) Will this workshop count towards the one-time 6 hours needed for NJ LCADCs/CADCs in Legal Standards during their first renewal cycle?

NO! There is a separate 6-hour requirement for LCADCs and CADCs after their initial licensure (before one does their renewal of their brand new licensure/certification. After your first LCADC or CADC renewal you are required to take this 3-hour legal standards training every additional renewal cycle. NJPN runs this 6-hour workshop.

4) Will this workshop only be held as a live, interactive webinar?

When live workshops resume again, then it will be offered in Tinton Falls and possibly other locations. However, we are seeing a couple of things 1) COVID variants causing rolling changes in live in-door events, and 2) the ease of being able to do continuing education remotely. We hope to go back to live workshops, but will only do so when it is safe and we feel enough people would support coming out to a live in-person workshop.

5) If the workshop is presented in both a live, interactive webinar and as an in-person training, can I take this workshop in a hybrid fashion (e.g., take the webinar portion in the morning, and later attend the in-person workshop in the afternoon?)

No! We currently do not have approval for the hybrid format, nor are we seeking approval for the hybrid format. Therefore, the entire workshop must be taken either as a live, interactive webinar or as an in-person live workshop.