The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician (SART) Certificate Program provides coursework relevant to the education requirements for entry-level licensure for substance use disorder treatment in Maine. At present, an applicant for entry-level licensure to provide substance use disorder treatment must have ONE of the following: a minimum of an associate degree in a substance abuse rehabilitation related field, be a Certified Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician in the Community (MHRT/C), possess the UMA SART certificate or have completed a specific amount of hours working in the field of substance use treatment services. The UMA SART certificate provides the necessary course work for people who are interested in becoming substance use treatment counselors or who already have a degree in another field. The certificate also provides the education for someone who is working on a degree in a field other than substance use rehabilitation. UMA’s SART certificate program prepares students to become Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors. For further information regarding the licensing requirements, contact the Professional and Financial Regulations Department of the State of Maine at (207) 624-8603 (website: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/alcohol/index.html).
UMA Certificate Requirements:
Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA