Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
Bethel University – MN

Program Details

Learn how to apply counseling theory and research to your practice with a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. This online substance abuse counseling certificate program from Bethel University prepares students to start a career helping people overcome addiction.

The program’s Christian viewpoint provides a strong foundation that can be applied to social work, mental health, congregational care, and more. Current, evidence-based care models focus on treating the whole person. Graduates are qualified for alcohol and drug counseling licensure in Minnesota. Out-of-state students should check with their state licensing boards for qualification requirements.

Students will gain skills such as:

  • Screening, assessing, and designing addiction treatment plans
  • Practicing intercultural sensitivity in counseling
  • Integrating a Christian worldview with clients
  • Navigating professional and ethical issues faced by addictions counselors

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Bethel University – MN is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • At least two years of work experience
  • Completion of 60 semester college credits