Mental health and substance abuse disorders frequently occur together, and counselors need specialized education to help those who struggle with addiction. The the George Williams School of Social Work at Aurora University’s online Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification program gives students the skills to become licensed and advance as certified alcohol and drug counselors, case workers, children’s services personnel, policy advocates, program managers, specialized social workers, and more. Graduates can take the Illinois Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) exam for state licensure.
The ICB-accredited certification in alcohol and drug counseling can be completed as a standalone program, or students can apply their coursework and field hours to AU’s CSWE-accredited online MSW degree.
The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification includes three online courses, and faculty members teach each class with real-world experience.
Required field placement allows students to gain hands-on experience that prepares them for professional addictions and counseling careers. Most students complete their field hours at their current workplace or at a local facility that is convenient for them.Get Started
Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.
Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions or information on current tuition, fees, room, board and other rates.
Information About State Licensure
All AU Online students must have unrestricted access to a computer or mobile device with high-speed internet to participate in online courses. AU Online uses Moodle to host its online classes.
The certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor online program does not accept transfer credits.
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