The Addictions Studies Certificate provides the educational and practical training hours required by NJ State Law for certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).
Students in the program complete:
270 hours of approved alcohol and drug education in certain domain areas
300 hours of supervised practical training in alcohol and drug counseling
30 Alcohol and drug abuse self-help group meetings
Students who earn the certificate are in an excellent position to complete the two year work experience requirement. They also have the educational preparation to perform well on the NJ state written and oral examinations. This certificate offers students an opportunity to enter the field of addiction studies upon graduation and, after completing their supervised work experience, to apply for CADC certification.