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Program Services is offering a learn‑at‑your‑own pace education track for licensed professionals seeking specialty certification as an addiction professional!!!

What is the Addiction Professional Training Track? I.C.& R.C. affiliated state substance abuse certification boards recognize the significance of professionals who are licensed as professional counselors. These boards often waive some of the requirements for licensed professionals who are seeking a certified addictions professional designation. Requirements include a professional license in the counseling professions and between 145 - 160 total hours of addiction specific education (varies by state) and passing the certification examination.

In recent years the IC&RC has changed its educational requirements to conform to the Center for Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Publication 21: Addiction Counselor Competencies. Contact your state certification board for specific education requirements in your state. Program Services has developed the requisite addiction curriculum that conforms with CSAT TAP 21 and provides credits across the four content areas; understanding addiction, treatment knowledge, applications to practice, and professional readiness.

Please note: Our courses may be applied to the requirements for CAS, CAC, and CCJAS, CCJAC designations also. We currently do not provide the entire curriculum for non‑licensed applicants but our courses are applicable to that certification level. Contact us for our curriculum information.

How are credits earned? Interested professionals can contact us to register for the program. A curriculum will be provided and instructions on accessing your own account where courses are posted. Learners can complete courses at their own pace and upon successful completion will obtain certificates and a transcript for use in your final certification application process. We require that you complete the education program within five years. All credits earned can be used for your professional license renewal as Program Services has provider approval with the American Psychological Association, and the National Board of Certified Counselors, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and others. (See our approvals page)

Fees:  Tuition for individuals who are taking all the required hours (160 hours) is $7 per credit with a $250 initial application fee. Scheduled credit card payment plans are available over a one-year period. Courses are released to the student as credits are paid. In addition, advisement and transcript services are provided as part of this plan.