Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

July 01, 2022
August 22, 2022
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The Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling online through the University of Cincinnati is best for people who wish to obtain credentials in substance abuse counseling. Substance Abuse Counseling is a rewarding field for people interested in providing assistance to others in counseling, corrections, administrative, and prevention settings.

What is Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorders occur when frequent and severe use causes symptoms of clinically significant impairment (e.g., health problems, failure to meet major responsibilities at work).

Program Objective

This 24 credit hour certificate equips students to work with persons impacted by substance use disorders. The certificate is for working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or students wanting to get a bachelor’s degree. This certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed to support people struggling with addiction as well as advance related careers in the helping professions.

Program Offerings

    • 100% online
    • Part-time flexibility
    • Graduate in 6 months
    • Designed for full- or part-time students
    • Enroll in spring, summer or fall semester
    • Option to apply all course credits toward the Bachelor’s of Substance Abuse Counseling, which is also 100% online
    • Award winning Faculty

The graduates of our Bachelor’s of Substance Abuse Counseling program meet academic requirements for a chemical dependency license under the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s guidelines for Licensed Chemical Dependency counselor III (LCDC III).


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