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John Carroll University recently announced a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counseling Online Certificate program. 

The certification program includes five courses and aims to provide a solid foundation for practicing in the specialty of substance abuse and addictive behavior. The SUD prepares students to be Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) or Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselors (LICDC), depending on prior academic experience. Courses will begin in the Fall 2021 semester. The priority application deadline for the fall semester is June 15, 2021.

Leading to licensure in the State of Ohio, the SUD certificate provides in-depth, evidence-based training that is highly valued by employers. Current undergraduate students and bachelor’s-level college graduates are eligible for this five-course program. Students with master’s degrees can complete the program by taking as few as three courses.

The SUD certificate at John Carroll is a cohort program offering an accelerated pace for students to complete the coursework in just eight months. The classes are held fully online with a mix of asynchronous and synchronous learning. They are seven or fourteen weeks in length and taught by dually-licensed counselors with years of clinical, academic, and research experience. The certificate is well suited for those who are in a variety of professions including; law enforcement, probation officers, social workers, human resources, mental health practitioners, nurses, and other medical staff. 

Visit the Substance Use Disorder Counseling Certification Program website for more information or to apply.

If you have additional questions, please contact the program’s coordinator, Dr. Martina Moore, at