The NBCC Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) credential was created jointly by the American Counseling Association (ACA), specifically the International Association of Addiction and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The MAC credential attests to the educational background, knowledge, skills, and competencies of the specialist in addictions counseling. Effective January 22, 2004, NCCs who hold the NBCC MAC credential are eligible to seek Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) status through the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
The Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC) is required for this certification.
In addition to holding the NCC credential, the requirements for the MAC certification include: