The demand for addiction treatment providers is increasing. Complement your studies with a specific course of study related to the provision of addiction services.
You'll gain knowledge and experience in the 12 core competency areas that are vital to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for competent professional practice, as identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In addition, this minor may meet the didactic requirements for substance abuse credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential in Virginia.*
* Interested in Virginia CSAC credentialing? This minor will prepare you for the post-graduation residency phase and fulfills the educational hours required to take the National Certified Addiction Counselor Level I (NCAC-I) exam as set by the Virginia Board of Counseling. Outside of Virginia? Please check with your state for transferability.