Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) is an Approved Education Provider in California through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). In order to meet the California Alcohol & Drug Counselor requirements, you’ll need to complete a CCAPP-approved counselor training program like ours. Then, you’ll be eligible for the following certifications:
Click on the certification you’re interested in to jump straight to its specific requirements.
- Registered Alcohol & Drug Technician (RADT)
- Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (Level I) (CADC I)
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Level II) (CADC II)
- Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Clinical Supervisor (CADC CS)
- Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LAADC)
- Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)
- Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS)
- Intervention Specialist (IS)
Earn All the Education You Need to Be Certified in California in Six Months & Start Anytime
Online & Hybrid In-Class Formats: With our in-class & online counselor training programs, you can earn the education you need to become a Certified Counselor in California. Get on the fast track to a career in the ever growing and evolving field of addiction treatment.
Self-Paced & Rolling Admission: We offer the flexibility you need to work towards your goal at your own pace or in as little as six months. You can start anytime and with our CCAPP approved curriculum and can begin on your path today.
Works With Your Previous Education: Whether you need the full program, or just a few classes to fulfill requirements, we can help you fill the gaps.
Have questions regarding our program?
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Demand for Substance Use Counselors In California
The demand for substance use counselors is much higher than average when compared to other professions. In 2016, careers in substance abuse saw both an increase in the rate of growth of employment and a 23% increase in jobs. California specifically is an excellent place to get certified as it is a haven for addiction treatment facilities.
Earning a substance use counseling certification is a great investment in your future as you’ll be able to work in a rewarding environment, give back to your community and have more employment options than other states. If you’re already working at a treatment center and want to earn a higher pay, investing in your education to obtain certification is a natural way to do so. Learn more about the benefits of the profession in our substance use counseling career guide.