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:
- 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: www.iaodapca.org.
For program information, contact Jason Florin at College of DuPage, (630) 942-2043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603C, (630) 942-2043
Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603B, (630) 942-2103
Health and Sciences Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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