How to Become a Member of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland

Addiction Counsellors of Ireland offers accreditation under seven categories, listed below. You may apply directly online, or by downloading application forms and submitting via email or post.

Once your application is successful you become a member of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. Please note that members must renew annually. The membership year runs from 1st August, to 31st July. 

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to anyone who supports the aims of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. To apply please complete the following:

Associate Membership Application Online Form

Addiction Worker Membership

To apply for accreditation under the Addiction Worker category applicants must have successfully completed a recognised training course in Addiction Studies at QQI Level 5 as per the requirements set out in the Criteria documentation.
To apply download and complete the following:

Addiction Worker Application, Code of Ethics & Criteria Download

As part of your application please download and forward the below to your clinical supervisor for completion:

Supervisor's Report for Addiction Worker Download

Addiction Worker Supervisor

To apply for accreditation under the Addiction Worker Supervisor category applicants must have successfully completed a recognised Supervisors Training course as per the requirements set out in the Criteria documentation.
To apply download and complete the following:
 
Addiction Worker Supervisor Application & Criteria Download

As part of your application please download and forward the below to your clinical supervisor for completion:

Supervisors Report for Addiction Worker Supervisor

Pre-Accredited Membership

Pre-Accredited Membership is assigned to individuals who have successfully completed a recognised core training course in Addiction Counselling at QQI Level 8 approved by or accepted by the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.
To apply please complete the following:

Pre Accreditation Online Form

As part of your application please download and forward the below to your clinical supervisor for completion:

Supervisor Report for Pre-Accredited Membership Download

Accredited Membership

Members must be Pre-Accredited for twelve months before applying for full Accreditation. To apply please complete the following:

Accreditation Online Form

As part of your application please download and forward the below to your clinical supervisor for completion:

Supervisor Report for Accredited Membership Download

Inactive Membership

This category is for Accredited Members who for the time being have ceased to be actively engaged in addiction counselling, for an agreed limited time, up to a maximum of two years. It protects Accredited Membership status, while also protecting the public. Inactive members of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland cannot offer counselling to clients

Inactive Membership Policy Download

Clinical Supervisor Membership

Applicants must be a fully accredited counsellor with ACI at QQI Level 8 for a minimum of 5 years prior to date of application and have successfully completed a core training course (as outlined in 5.1 of the Membership Criteria)

Clinical Supervisor Online Form

As part of your application please download and forward the below to your clinical supervisor for completion:

Supervisor Report for Accredited Clinical Supervisor Download

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