This certificate program is designed primarily for professionals and paraprofessionals who are interested in the area of substance abuse. The courses could, however, benefit a wide variety of helping professionals, including social workers, case managers, educators, school counselors and administrators, nurses, and ministers. This program will prepare students to recognize addictions and understand treatment and prevention options for substance abusers and their families. A certificate program provides students with a Certificate of Completion. Students planning to become licensed as a Substance Abuse Counselor should refer to their state’s credentialing requirements.