You can help stem the substance abuse crisis—become dually licensed

Earn the UW-Madison Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate

The opioid crisis continues to grow in Wisconsin and across the United States, causing an immense need for substance use disorders counselors. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this field to grow by more than 23% in the next eight years. You can become more specialized in your career while helping address this crisis by earning the University of Wisconsin-Madison Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate.

Offered online through the UW Flexible Option, the UW-Madison Substance Use Disorders certificate offers a flexible way to fulfill the 360 specialized educational hours required for licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor through Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Features of this UW Flexible Option certificate:

      • First ever state-approved 100% online competency-based substance use disorders certificate program
      • No live log-on requirements or set deadlines—study when it works for you
      • Can be completed in 24 weeks or less
      • Content created by UW-Madison faculty with input from active Wisconsin substance use disorders counselors

Equip yourself to better assist people in your community struggling with substance use disorders. Get started whenever you’re ready—the program begins every month. Download our program guide, which includes information about the curriculum, tuition, and more. 

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