Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling & Prevention
University of South Dakota

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling and Prevention from the University of South Dakota prepares addiction professionals to meet increasingly complex needs of drug and alcohol patients, as well as the educational and professional expectations of employers. 

The program focuses on science-based addiction education. Graduates will be prepared to provide professional counseling to individuals struggling with substance use and addiction. Completion of the certificate meets 15 of the 27 credit hours required for South Dakota state alcohol/drug certification at Level III.

Course topics discussed in this certification program include:

  • Comprehensive substance use and addiction education
  • Substance use and addiction treatment continuum
  • Addiction and substance use counseling theories
  • Advanced legal/ethical issues and addiction profession

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

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