About the Program:
The Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate Program provides alcohol and drug counselors, as well as other human service professionals (R.N.s, MFCCs, LCSWs) the training necessary for professional certification by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CCBADC). Program faculty are professionals selected for both expertise in their field of instruction and experience in working with those affected by chemical dependency.
Extended University’s Drug & Alcohol Studies Certificate 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 educational assistance programs.
Authorization for training must be obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prior to enrollment in this certificate program. Please visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Please note: The Cal Vet Fee Waiver program waives tuition fees for state-supported programs only. Thus, it cannot be used for coursework taken through Extended Education.
Questions? Call 654-2441
The program is open to all those who are interested in learning professional counseling skills to better serve persons affected by chemical dependency. To apply you must show proof of high school graduation or G.E.D. Admission is only permitted in the Fall and Spring Quarters.
To apply to the program you must complete the application form as well as a required (typed) essay. Submit the completed application and essay along with a copy of your high school diploma or G.E.D. The fee of $35 must also be submitted in order for your application to be processed. Application forms may be obtained at the Office of EUD or via US mail by contacting (661) 654-2441 or by opening the application link at the bottom of the page.
Students who successfully complete the ten courses with a grade of â€śCâ€ť or better will receive a certificate of completion from California State University, Bakersfield, Extended University Division. This certificate of training is not the same as the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification given by CAADAC.
The program consists of ten (10) classes. Seven courses fulfill requirements for 315 hours of classroom training in the core knowledge and skills areas as described in the certification manual from CCBADC. Three additional courses are required for the CSUB certificate. Most people complete the program in 18 months.
Required Sequence of Courses
The courses in the Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate Program must be taken in the following order.
Courses one and two MUST be taken first:
1. Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling
2. Professional Writing
Courses 3 through 7 can be taken in any order
3.Basic Counseling Skills
4. Chemical Dependency Assessment
5. Introduction to Case Management
6. Law and Ethics
7. Physiology & Pharmacology
Courses 1 through 7 must BEFORE 8 and 9.
8. Personal and Professional Growth
9. Chemical Dependency Counseling: Individual, Family, & Group
ALL COURSES MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE 10
10. Practicum: Supervised Field Placement
Please feel free to call 661-654-2441 or e-mail us for more information
Application for new students
Registration form (for continuing students)
Student Update form(please complete if any vital information has changed including name, address or phone number)
Certificate Request Form (complete when ALL program requirements have been met)