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Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling

Delaware State University is offering CADC credits through the Psychology Department which will be held evenings and Saturdays for the convenience of working professionals and feature 8-week accelerated courses. The offered trainings will include core areas critical to new providers as well as a variety of special topics to keep more-seasoned providers abreast of the best practices and emerging trends in alcohol and drug counseling.

To be eligible for the International Certification & Reciprocity (IC&RC) Certification Examination, candidates must have:

  • 270 hours of education credits (45 credits per course offered)
  • 300 hours of supervised work or practicum experience
  • Employment hours
    • No degree - 3 years (6000 hours; 150 weeks)
    • Associate’s degree - 2.5 years needed (5000 hours; 125 weeks)
    • Bachelor’s degree - 2 years needed (4000 hours; 100 weeks)
    • Master’s degree - 1 year needed (2000 hours; 50 weeks)
  • For the certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling (CADC), applicants also must pass the IC&RC examination for alcohol and drug counselors.
  • Certification must be renewed every 2 years. Forty hours of recertification credits are required.

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Assessment of Alcohol & Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol & Drug Counseling II
  • Treatment Planning & Relapse Prevention for Alcohol & Drug Addiction
  • Professional, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities for Alcohol & Drug Counselors
  • Special Topics for Alcohol & Drug Counseling - Topics Vary