Addiction Counseling, Post-Master's Certificate

The Post Master’s Certificate in Addiction Counseling provides advanced training to professionals in counseling and other mental health disciplines in their preparation to treat and prevent substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. This program further enables candidates to take on management and leadership roles in substance use disorder treatment and a variety of social service settings where clients with substance use concerns are served.

This 12-credit post-master’s certificate program is composed of four courses with topics including ethics, HIV/AIDS, pharmacology, assessment and treatment planning in addictions, and cross-cultural, special populations and ethnically diverse groups. The PMC is intended to help candidates complete coursework commonly required by state certificate/license-granting bodies. Note that PMCAC students are responsible for contacting specific credential-granting bodies to determine the student’s own unique curricular needs for certification/licensure in their state or region. The PMC is administered completely online. This program is not CACREP accredited. For further information: