1.     National Certified Addiction Counselor Level I (NCAC)
2.    Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)


Treatment Counselors, Social Workers, Peer Mentors, Probation Officers, School Counselors, Truant Officers, Juvenile Program Staff, Teachers, Youth Leaders, Community Coalition Members/Program Staff, SBIRT Wellness Counselors, Youth Development Workers, Volunteers and Community-based Providers.

Certification Program Ideal for: 

Credentials offered include:

  • A. Course Tuition, Certification and Testing Fees are full funded upon acceptance into the program. 

  • B. Twenty-four hours of Test Preparation and Test Taking Skills are provided at no additional cost. 

  • C. All courses accessible locally and via distance learning. All candidates  must meet eligibility criteria.


  • Introductory Course:  Foundations of Addictions Treatment

The Foundations of Addiction Treatment applies best practices and effective, scientifically sound strategies to drug use prevention and treatment efforts.  The course addresses issues of intake and screening; assessment; treatment plans; clinical documentation; case management; discharge and referral, as well as various exercises and case studies that can help guide new professionals through the counseling process. 

  • CAS 154:  Problems of Substance Abuse and Addiction 

Overview of how involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can affect health, personal and social development.  Topics are related to social, philosophical, cultural, prevention, and treatment issues. 

  • CAS 255:  Substance Abuse Prevention

A basic overview of substance abuse prevention with an emphasis on scientifically defensible substance abuse prevention research and practices. 

  • CAS 254:  Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

Theories of alcohol and other drug addiction, with emphasis on the signs and symptoms (pharmacology) of problematic use and abuse. 



  • CAS 354:  Screening and Client Engagement

Overview of philosophical and procedural components for providing addiction treatment services:  professional characteristics, ethical/legal issues, helping process, and initial assessment.  An introduction to Motivational Interviewing is provided along with class time for practicing skills. 

  • CAS 355:  Individual and Group Addiction Treatment 

Strategies and core competencies for treating addicted individuals and group counseling.  Experiential learning is the primary approach utilized in this class. 

  • CAS 454:  Assessment and Case Management

Practical application of providing addiction treatment services: assessment, placement, treatment planning, ethical/legal issues and case management.




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