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Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Certificate in Addiction Counseling
The Certificate in Addiction Counseling† prepares you for entry-level counseling positions* with a range of knowledge and skills, including Twelve Step facilitation and other evidence-based approaches. It also serves professionals who wish to add a new specialization in addiction counseling. Your studies will simultaneously blend academic course work with clinical experience within and outside of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
- 1,578 clock hours required, including 1,111 hours of clinical practice and 467 hours of academic coursework.
- Offered at our Center City, MN campus with some online coursework required.
- Full-time 12-month program with part-time options available.
- Program simultaneously blends academic studies with clinical practice.
- Program starts each fall semester.
- Curriculum designed to meet the academic requirements for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) credential in Minnesota.*
- Financial aid and grants are available to those who qualify.
- Fall Course Outline
- Requires 60 semester or 90 quarter credits of previous college education.
- Students must pass a background check and certify two years freedom from chemical use problems prior to admission
- English proficiency. An applicant who does not speak English as a first language is required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--with a score of 213 or more on the Computer-based Test, or a score of 550 or more on the Paper-based Test, or a score of 80 or more on the Internet-based Test. Since the test is given on a limited basis each year, and preregistration is required, the student should allow sufficient time for the results to be included with the enrollment application. A TOEFL score is not required if the applicant has a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or if the student has completed a bachelor's degree or higher in English in another country, as evidenced by an official transcript in English.
- Basic computer skills (i.e. Power Point / Word)
*Students are responsible for checking requirements for the state in which they wish to be licensed.
- St. Paul Informational Event
- Sep 15
- Center City Open House
- Oct 8
- Maple Grove Informational Event
- Nov 7