Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse

This certificate is available on campus.

The Human Services Department offers a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse to provide education to individuals who wish to become certified in the substance abuse counseling profession, but who do not wish to complete a formal degree program. On completion of the required 20 semester hours of courses, students may take the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) exam through the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA). Students seeking admission to this certificate must have a two-year history of sobriety.

Students must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course (grades of B- or lower will not be accepted).

Required Courses 1
HMS 502Interviewing and Assessment Skills in Human Services4
HMS 525Alcoholism and Substance Abuse4
HMS 527Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse4
HMS 528Dual Diagnosis and Relapse Prevention4
HMS 550Internship (500 hours)4
Total Hours20

Prerequisite course for this certificate program is a lifespan or human development course.