Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling
Winona State University

Program Details

As part of the School of Education, Winona State offers this online Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling.  With the flexibility of distance learning, practicing counselors and other educators can further their career with this in-demand contemporary specialization without career interruption.  The curriculum takes about one year to complete and does involve an internship.  Classes are taught by the same, experienced faculty that teach on-campus and include electives such as:

  • Ethical Practice and Social Action
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Ethics and Advocacy

This online ACCP (Addiction Counseling Certificate Program) prepares students to become credentialed as a board-certified counselor in Minnesota.  You should check with your state's board for your individual certification requirements before enrolling in this, or any other program.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Winona State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent