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Who should attend
For individuals to become a (CADC) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor they must meet the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements which include:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University
- 2 years (4000 hours) of employment as an alcohol and drug counselor
- 300 hours of education (100 of which must be specific to alcohol and drug counseling)
- Successful completion of the PCB exam, and sign an ethical code of conduct
About the course
Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) is an advanced credential for those currently working in the counseling field. Earning CADC enhances a counselor's knowledge base by learning targeted counseling techniques for individuals struggling with substance abuse.
To complete the Alcohol & Drug program at Villanova, students are required to attend 13 courses to earn a Villanova University certificate of completion.
All Villanova counseling courses are approved education hours by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). Students can apply courses and hours towards other PCB certifications if they choose or use the education hours towards recertification.
About the Program
Villanova University's Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate program is made up of 13 courses equaling 104 hours needed to sit for the CADC certification exam. The program must be completed within 36 months from the start of the first course.
- Earn .80 CEU's - 8.0 classroom education hours - for each class to apply towards PCB certification or certificate renewal.
- Classes are held Saturdays for 9.0 hours with a 1 hour break.
- To complete the program and earn a certificate of completion, students must attend all 13 courses and receive a passing grade.
- Classes may be applied towards some additional PCB counseling certifications. Contact 610-519-4300 for more information.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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