SUD Counselor Education

Locate schools and universities for CADTP approved SUD Counselor education.

CADTP accepts most accredited colleges and post secondary schools who have courses specific to addiction counseling. The following education providers offer Substance Use Disorder education programs or information on other educational programs accepted by CADTP. If the school you are considering is not on the list, contact CADTP.

SUD Education Providers

Search by Category and Name for colleges and universities offering Substance Use Disorder education below. Click on the entity name for more information and links to the education provider.

Educational Content Areas

Minimum hours for each area are 45 (which is equal to 3 semester units.) Download an outline of all content areas here.

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Physiology and Pharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Law and Ethics
  • Case Management: Assessment, Orientation, Treatment Planning and Relapse Prevention/Aftercare Planning
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Supervised Practicum
  • Supervised Field Work Practicum (Internship)

Education Review

If you would like to have your transcript reviewed before you apply to take the exam to see if you have met the educational requirements you will need to complete the Education Review Application.

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