Demand is growing for certified alcohol and drug counselors. In partnership with World Education, IUP is offering an online, noncredit program to start a career as a CADC. Addiction counseling professionals treat individuals who are in need of substance abuse counseling as well as their families.
Upon successful completion of our Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students may be prepared, in part, to sit for licensing and credentialing exams. Please visit the
Pennsylvania Certification Board for Pennsylvania CADC requirements.
Tuition assistance, including the Department of Defense’s MyCAA program for military spouses, is available. In addition, this program is approved through Pennsylvania CareerLink and the Commonwealth Workforce Development System for funding. Check with your local CareerLink to learn more.
To learn more or register, visit the
Extended Studies E-Learning Catalog and search for “Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.” You can complete this 380-hour, self-paced program in 12 months or less.