Become a Licensed Addiction Counselor

A career in addiction counseling is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of others. Communities are in desperate need of addiction counselors who can address the opioid crisis and other serious issues related to substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. Through this flexible program you'll receive the education and training to meet this need and make an impact on your community.

By earing a certificate in Addiction Counseling you will meet the educational requirements for a Kansas license in Addiction Counseling and be eligible to sit for the licensing exam upon graduation. It is more than just a job – it is a rewarding career promoting the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.

Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $47,550onlinehybrid
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Why earn a Certificate in Addiction Counseling?

Throughout this program you'll learn effective and ethical addiction counseling techniques from experienced licensed professionals. Our program is flexible, allowing you to choose between online and face-to-face courses and full-time and part-time options. Coursework is based on values such as promotion of strengths, diversity, social justice and integrative wellness are at the core of the program. You'll gain real-world experience with two internships in your home community and graduate as a career-ready professional.

Upon earning the Certificate in Addiction Counseling you can apply to become licensed with the state of Kansas as an Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). You'll also be ready to take the next step and continue your education with a Master’s degree in Family & Human Services, which provides the educational requirements to become an Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC).

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CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

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GET IN TOUCH WITH Family & Human Services

Family & Human Services
Benton Hall, Room 311
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785.670.2116

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