Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Introduction

Increases in drug testing and awareness within business, medical and social welfare sectors have led to the growth of programs which provide counseling services to those who have an alcohol or drug addiction. These counseling services must be provided by trained individuals who have a certificate and pass an examination administered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/ Alcohol and Other Drug Use (IRC/AODA). This certificate program is designed to assist students in meeting the course requirements for certification by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists (commonly known as the CPC Board) as a Certified Associate Counselor or Certified Supervised Counselor – Alcohol and Drug as per COMAR 10.58.07. Guidance will be provided in securing supervised clinical experience and for taking the required examination developed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Use (IRC/AODA).