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VCU faculty and alumni from our nationally recognized Department of Rehabilitation Counseling (4th among Masters Level rehabilitation and mental health training programs in the nation), as well as other dedicated addiction professionals from all across the community, weave the latest translational research into a wide selection of course offerings. By incorporating evidence-based research into a variety of course topics, participants will be able to identify and apply the most effective techniques and application of information into their professional practice. While some course offerings such as group and individual counseling are more tailored to developing counselor skills, the VCU Noncredit Certificate in Addiction Studies program also offers a wide range of courses for professionals in the law enforcement, education and health care fields, as well as for family, friends and other community members.

Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for professionals and counselors.

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Each noncredit certificate program and course meets the Virginia Board of Counseling training requirements for licensure.

Pathways to Your Goals

  • Do you want to fulfill the continuing education component required to become a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, provide face-to-face clinical supervision (if a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor), or just take courses to incorporate the latest research into your clinical practice?
  • Are you currently a mental health counselor manager looking for supervisor training?
  • Are you a professional in the health care, law enforcement, education or other field, and want to better serve your community and earn CEUs?
  • Are you a family member, friend or community member seeking information?

Explore the latest information on addiction and recovery in a combined setting of professionals and community members. Learn more about our noncredit pathways to help you meet your goals. Participants will receive a certificate for each course, as well as having access to online transcripts.

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  • VCU Noncredit Certificate in Addiction Studies (for CSAC educational requirements)
  • VCU Addiction Studies Clinical Supervison Certificate
  • VCU Continuing Education in Addiction courses for professionals & community members

Affordable Quality

We’re passionate about providing quality interdisciplinary programs at affordable prices. In addition to purchasing individual courses, participants can take advantage of bundle pricing, group discounts, and flexible payment plans so that you can find the right fit for your needs.

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