Professional Addictions Counseling


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Professional Addictions Counseling program is designed to provide addictions specific education to practicing behavioral health professionals. Courses focus on self-help groups, the recovery process, relapse factors, family dynamics, and the various medical, emergent, and intervention models. This program has also been designed to help professionals meet their educational requirements for state and/or national addiction certification, as well as gain continuing education credits.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Professional Addictions Counseling (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2016

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Licensing and certification requirements vary by state.

What You'll Learn
  • Explain multicultural aspects of counseling in addictions and substance use disorders. (ASD285II)
  • Assess current knowledge and research in addictions, disorders, domestic violence, substance abuse, intervention, recovery, and treatment. (ASD285AA, ASD285BB, ASD285CC, ASD285DD, ASD285EE, ASD285FF, ASD285GG, ASD285HH)
  • Identify various community resources available for treating addictions. (ASD285, ASD285++)
  • Summarize techniques, strategies and treatment modalities recommended for special groups of patients. (ASD285, ASD285++)
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must have an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in behavioral health or a related field.
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASD285IIMulticultural Aspects1
Students must choose a total of 7 credits from the following list of seminars. Seminar courses may be repeated up to four times each.
ASD285Addictions Seminar1
ASD285AATreatment for Stimulant Use Disorders Seminar1
ASD285BBAdolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Seminar1
ASD285CCAddiction Review Seminar1
ASD285DDMotivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Seminar1
ASD285EEDomestic Violence and Substance Abuse Seminar1
ASD285FFStreet Drugs Seminar1
ASD285GGAddictive and Medical Plants Seminar1
ASD285HHIntervention and Treatment for Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Seminar1
ASD285++Addictions Seminar1
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASD220Family Dynamics and Addictions3
ASD250Group Interventions3
ASD280Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Practicum6
ASD295Advanced Foundations: Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Counselor Licensing/Certification Exams3

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