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Certificate of Achievement

Alcohol and Drug Certification Domains

This is a special-purpose training program for immediate employment in the field of addictions, and for those wanting to complete the 270 hours of course work required by The Certification Board, Inc., for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification and the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensure.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Counsel individuals specific to the problems associated with addiction.
  • Identify ethical, professional, and legal standards necessary to work in the human services profession.
  • Complete a Psychosocial Assessment, and diagnose using the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).



  • 270 educational hours* in alcohol and drug domains.
  • 3000 hours of supervised work experience.
  • 300 hours of supervised practical training.
  • Participation in alcohol and drug abuse self-help meetings.
  • Successful completion of an oral and written examination. 

* Educational hours are provided within specific courses.

A grade of "C" or higher is required in ALL courses in order to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Alcohol and Drug Certification Domains.

Certificate Requirements(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 203 Counseling Techniques 3
HS 204 Group Dynamics 3
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3

Total Credits 15