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Addictions Counseling Certificate Program

Nationwide there are more than 300,000 job openings for substance abuse treatment providers. In Ohio, projections indicate a 19% increase in substance abuse counselor positions from 2014-24.

The Addictions Counseling Certificate Program (ACCP) provides students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and working professionals in behavioral sciences with the educational content necessary to apply for chemical dependency counselor licensure in Ohio issued by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Students can complete the certificate in 12 months and all of the classes are offered in-person at the Kent campus.

  • If you have a high school diploma or associate's degree you must complete a minimum of 16-credits comprising of five courses at the undergraduate level (four, 3-credit courses and one, 4-credit course).
  • If you have a bachelor's degree or higher, you can complete a minimum of 15-credits comprising of five courses at the graduate level (five, 3-credit courses).

ACCP is designed to meet the 180 hours of chemical dependency specific education for all three levels of chemical dependency counseling issued by the state of Ohio:

  • After completing CES 37662 or 67662/77662, all students in the program can apply for certification as a chemical dependency counselor assistant in Ohio (CDCA Phase 1).
  • After completing all courses, practicum hours, paid or supervised work hours (2,000 hours) and ADC examination, students with a minimum of high school diploma or associate's degree in a behavioral science discipline or nursing can apply for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II.
  • After completing all courses, practicum hours, paid or supervised work hours (2,000 hours) and ADC examination, students with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science discipline or nursing can apply for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III.
  • After completing all courses, practicum hours, paid or supervised work hours (2,000 hours) and ADC examination, students with a minimum of a master's degree or higher in a behavioral science discipline or nursing can apply for Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Contact

Cynthia Osborn, Ph.D, LPCC-S, LICDC
cosborn@kent.edu
330-672-0695