This certificate program prepares students to take the certification exam used by the State of Connecticut (administered by the Connecticut Certification Board) for credentialing as an alcohol and drug counselor. This program is ideal for students who are already working in the field of addiction treatment, are receiving credentialed clinical supervision, and would like to be on a fast track for state certification. This program is also beneficial to those who hold advanced degrees (in counseling, social work, or a related field) and who would like to supplement their expertise, effectiveness, and marketability, and become eligible for State of Connecticut licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor.

After completing the certificate program, students will have completed all of the substance abuse specific training required to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. Students will have concurrently achieved nearly half of the requirements for an associate degree in Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling. Typically, students earn the certificate on their way to completing the associate degree.


For more information contact:

Cheryl Shannon
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2321


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