Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate
About the Program
The Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate Program provides alcohol and drug counselors, as well as other human service professionals (MFT's, LCSW's, R.N.'s), the training necessary for professional certification by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CCBADC/CAADAC). Our program is one of approximately 24 schools approved by CFAAP, California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals which is the education board for CAADAC/CCBADC.
Admission to the Program
The program is open to all those who are interested in learning professional counseling skills to better serve those affected by chemical dependency. To apply you must show proof of high school graduation or G.E.D. or provide official transcripts of prior college credits. Admission is only permitted in the Fall and Spring Quarters.
To apply to the program you must complete an application and essay. Submit the completed application and essay along with a copy of your high school diploma, G.E.D. or official transcripts of prior college credits. The application fee of $35 must also be submitted in order for you application to be reviewed and processed. Applications can be obtained here on our web site or by visiting our office or contacting us by phone or email.
The program consists of ten courses that provide the core knowledge and skills areas as described in the certification manual from CCBADC. Students who successfully complete all ten courses with a grade of "C" or better will receive a certificate of completion from CSUB Extended University. This CSUB certificate of completion is not the same as the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate awarded by CAADAC. Our program fulfills the education requirements set forth by the CAADAC, and once completed you are eligible to submit a portfolio and apply for State testing through CAADAC.
Are you a Veteran?
This program is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) for the training of veterans of military services and other eligible persons under education assistance programs. Authorization for training must be obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prior to enrollment in this program. For eligibility requirements please visit the GI Bill website.