This certificate is designed for returning students and professionals who have previously earned college or university degrees and who are interested in becoming Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counseling professionals. The SUD designation is granted by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) upon successful completion of a minimum of 45 credits of specific academic coursework, completion of internship hours, and successful passage of an examination through the DOH. Completion of the SVC certificate will acknowledge the completion of academic coursework. The course objectives outlined by DOH are found within the SUD track of the Human Services, AAS degree.
A certificate is awarded to students who complete the following courses with a 2.0 grade point average or above in all required coursework.