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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 2536B, (630) 942-2103

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536, (630) 942-2043

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Assistant Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2536, (630) 942-2328

Human Services Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

Kelly A. Lidinsky, Program Advisor
Human Services Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Direct line: (630) 942-3248
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Human Services Office

The Human Services program office is located on the second floor of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010