Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) offers both in-class hybrid and online counseling courses to accommodate those interested in becoming Certified Substance Abuse Counselors. Pursuing a counseling certification online is a great option for working professionals who need to work around their own schedule.
SCSAS offers students flexibility without sacrificing academic excellence. We understand that the curriculum and course material, as well as the convenience and time it takes to complete the program, are all factors that go into making the decision to pursue your career in the field of addiction recovery. Below is some important information about our Online Counselor Training Courses.
About Earning Your Counseling Certification Online
Our Accelerated Online Counseling Program offers flexibility so students can work within their own schedules, but has benchmark goals to help keep students on track. There are no in-class meetings with an instructor, however, students engage in weekly online discussions with their classmates and instructor. This learning format is best suited for students that enjoy working at their own pace toward short-term goals, and who thrive on continued engagement.
We provide students with the techniques to work with individuals, groups, and families, in both theory, and through practical application. Upon completion of the 6-month program, students will have gained 315 hours of state board approved education, including supervised practicum hours.
Our Self-Paced Online Counseling Program was created specifically for those with busy lifestyles. Like our Accelerated Program, our Self-Paced Program is offered entirely online and designed for students who want to work within their own schedules. Students have access to all coursework as soon as they enroll and are able to set personal goals for program completion. Students will meet learning objectives on their own timeline with the help of SCSAS instructors and support staff. Those enrolled in the Self-Paced Online Counseling Program have 18 months to complete all courses, but can finish in as little as 3 months, depending on the time they can dedicate to program completion.
Students are provided with techniques to work with individuals, groups, and families, in both theory, and through practical application. Upon completion of our Self-Paced Program, students will have gained 315 hours of state board approved education, including supervised practicum hours.
Have questions about how to get your counseling certification online?
Call 866.615.3276 to speak with an admissions counselor
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How is SCSAS Online Counselor Training Different from other Online Courses?
The counseling course material for both in-class hybrid and online formats is delivered via Moodle, an online learning platform that provides a personalized learning environment for our students. Since all coursework is submitted on Moodle, students can trust that all work is organized, secure and visible to their instructor in real time. Moodle also offers time management tools and interactive assignments, catering to the varying needs of students trying to earn their counseling certification online.
The Format, Length and Grading
Our Accelerated Online Counseling Program takes 6 months to complete and consists of 6 courses (one course per month); concurrent enrollment in practicum courses starting in month 2. Both in-class hybrid and online formats offer students the same curriculum to meet the learning objectives of state certification boards.
Students who choose the Accelerated Online Learning Program are given benchmark deadlines to complete assignments and also engage in weekly online discussions with their instructor and peers. Instructors provide detailed feedback to students on all assignments within one week of submitting, allowing for continual improvement. Online discussion forums facilitate engagement, enhancing the connection between student and instructor and also peer to peer. Our Self-Paced Program is the same as our Accelerated Program but students receive all coursework upon admission and can complete the course and practicum course in anywhere from 3 to 18 months. Students receive a letter grade for each course and must earn a C or better in each course to graduate.
Our dedicated and experienced instructors are available to assist students daily. Instructors can be reached via email 24/7, with a 24 hour turn around time for emails. They are also available for support over the phone by appointment. There is a “General Questions” discussion forum where students can post questions regarding assignment requirements and/or course concerns and receive a response within 24 hours.
Requirements for Enrollment
Enrolling in our online counseling courses is simple. Our Admissions Counselors are dedicated to helping you acheive your goals. We work with you to ensure that you have everything you need to get started. You will need:
- High School Diploma/GED/College Transcript(s)
- Complete Our Online Application
- Student Payment Plan (to be discussed with an Admissions Representative)
- Criminal History Standards (statutes vary depending on state)
- Access to internet and word processing program 4-5 days per week
Have questions about our pursuing your counseling certification online?
Call 866.615.3276 to speak with an admissions counselor and start working toward earning your counseling certification online.