The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Certificate Program provides course work relevant to the education requirements for licensure. At present, an applicant for licensure must have a minimum of an associate degree in a substance abuse rehabilitation related field. The substance abuse rehabilitation certificate provides the necessary course work for people who are interested in becoming substance abuse 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 abuse rehabilitation.
The state of Maine licensing law requires that in addition to the specialized course work in the field, individuals must also complete 4,000 hours of work experience in a facility licensed by the State Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. UMA’s 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: http://: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/alcohol/index.html).
UMA Certificate Requirements:
Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA