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Available only to students with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
(Certificate begins each Spring Semester)
The Human Services Technology department offers a Certificate in Substance Abuse Treatment. The Certificate is designed for those individuals who already have a degree in a like field, such as counseling, psychology, human services, or social work, and are seeking additional knowledge in the area of substance abuse and/or State Certification/Licensure. The certificate verifies receipt of 18 substance abuse-specific hours of study and may be used towards the initial Certification/Licensure or their renewal through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. If you already have a degree but it is not in a like field, you will be required to take additional courses prior to or in conjunction with those required for the certificate.
Upon successful completion of the Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse Treatment certificate, the graduate should be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of addictive processes as they relate to human behavior and development from a biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual perspective.
- Meet the education requirements needed to take the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board certificate exam.
Note: This certificate does not provide all of the requirements for certification or licensure in the substance abuse field. See program advisor for additional requirements.