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Massachusetts

Substance Abuse Counseling Certification in Massachusetts

Massachusetts only has one level of certification the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). You will need to meet their standards for education, supervised training and pass state sanctioned examinations to get your title of Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.

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CSAC Requirements

  • You will need a Bachelor’s degree in Addiction Counseling or a highly related Behavioral Science with a clinical application.
  • 270 hours of addiction counseling education approved by the Board.
  • You will be required to show proof of 300 or more hours of supervised work in AODA counseling in the form of a practicum or internship during your studies.
  • You will need 6000 hours of clinical supervised field experience.
  • You must pass the state sanctioned examination for Substance Abuse Counselors.

You will need to contact the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification for your application.