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Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Become a Certified Addiction Counselor

The Certificate in Addiction Counseling accommodates those individuals seeking a terminal program at the certificate level leading to certification and/or licensure in many states and other countries. It also accommodates professionals who wish to re-specialize in addiction.

Graduate School of Addiction Studies Certificate in Addiction Counseling

Students achieve competency in gradual stages, integrating 467 hours of academic learning and 1,111 hours of clinical practice. Students are prepared for entry-level counseling positions based on a range of knowledge and skills, including Twelve Step facilitation. Full-time program completion time is twelve months.

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Admission Criteria

Graduates of the Certificate in Addiction Counseling meet requirements to pursue licensing in Minnesota as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). As of July 1, 2008, candidates for Minnesota licensure must hold a bachelor's degree. Licensing requirements vary from state-to-state. It is the candidate's responsibility to check licensing requirements in their respective states.

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