Addictions Counselor Certification

100% Online Program for Master’s Level Students!

Students who have obtained a clinical master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Human Services, Social Work, or a substantially similar field of study, must complete the following coursework:

Program Requirements

  • Introduction to Addictions - 4 credits
  • Psychopharmacology - 3 credits
    (The above courses may be waived for equivalent completed coursework.)
  • Addictions Counseling I - 4 credits
  • Addictions Counseling II - 3 credits
  • Fieldwork (300 - 500 hours)**  - 4 - 8 credits

**Fieldwork can only be taken after all other coursework is completed and a full-time instructor gives written permission to enroll. Prior graduate practicum in addictions may reduce the 500 hour internship requirement to 300 hours.

To be accepted into the master's track, a student must provide a transcript from an accredited clinical graduate program and meet with a full-time faculty member in Human Services to verify course equivalencies.

Upon completion of the training program and successfully passing the certification exam for addictions counselors, the student can be recognized as a CADC in Illinois. For more information on the certification exam, go to:

For program information, contact Jason Florin at College of DuPage, (630) 942-2043 or



Contact Information

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603C, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Instructor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2603B, (630) 942-2328

Carrie Bills, M.S., Human Services Program Advisor, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603, (630) 942-3248

Human Services Adjunct Faculty

Health and Sciences Division

Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010

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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

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(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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