Baker’s Addiction Studies postbaccalaureate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you gained through your bachelor degree in human services or a related field.
Our curriculum is broad—developed with the guidance of employers and professionals in the field. Through classwork and field training, you cover the twelve core counseling functions required for addictions treatment: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services.
As a graduate, you’ll have the education component required for the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential (CADC). This credential is required for detox, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, drug courts, and private and public agencies.
In order to qualify for the MCBAP credential, you must meet the following requirements as determined by the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (ADOA): 270 hours education, 2,000-4,000 hours of supervised work experience, 300 hours of supervised practical training, passing score on a written examination, and adherence to code of ethics statement.