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Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)

Thank you for your interest in national certification. The application requirements for the Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) specialty certification are currently under review, and this application is unavailable until further notice. This review will not impact current MAC certificants or applications already in progress. For questions on NBCC certification, contact us at

The benefits of certification as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) include use of the MAC certification mark and recognition as a professional who has met high national standards for the practice of addictions counseling. There are currently more than 700 counselors who hold the MAC, and demonstrate their educational background, knowledge, skills and competencies as an addictions specialists.


Once you complete the application process, you will need to meet ongoing requirements in order to maintain and recertify your MAC.