Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate

Program Code: 905502

The substance abuse specialization certificate is for people who hold or are in the process of gaining licensure as a professional counselor, clinical social worker, or marriage and family therapist in the state of Wisconsin and would like to add the Substance Abuse Specialty certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

Approximate Certificate Costs


Tuition: $2,309

Books: $558


Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Participants must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) prior to enrolling in this certificate.
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Curriculum Note: This certificate provides licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, or Professional Counselors with the 180 hours of education across the four knowledge domains listed in the Wisconsin Code MPSW 1.09 as part of the Substance Abuse Specialty. Completion of this certificate will help make the student eligible for a Substance Abuse Specialty, the equivalent of the Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) credential in Wisconsin.

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-520-XXX courses and 10-550-XXX. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a program course may retake the course.