Substance Abuse Certificates
Four Certificates of Study are currently offered by the Substance Abuse Program. All Certificates are designed for those who already have a degree and are seeking additional knowledge in the area of substance abuse and/or state certification/licensure. Certificate selection depends on the student's specific career goals. Upon completion of these courses a certificate will be awarded by the College. This certificate may be used towards the initial or renewal of Certification/Licensure through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) or the National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). These courses are also approved the the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). If you already have a degree but it is not in a like field, you will be required to take additional prerequisite courses prior to or in conjunction with those required of the certificate.
The Certificates offered are as follows:
Certificate with Specialization in Substance Abuse (C4538E – C2) [non-clinical certificate]
Certificate with Specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling (C4538E – C3) [clinical certificate]
Please Note: It is strongly recommended that students seeking to become substance abuse counselors take all SAB courses offered, as this is essential information for being an effective substance abuse professional - as well as information covered on the Certification/Licensure exam. SAB 135 (Addictive Process) is an additional course that is available but not required of the Certificates.