Addictions Counseling Courses

All courses are approved through the requirements of OBH to meet the criteria of the various addictions counseling registrations through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Certification Course Requirements:

Certified Addiction Technician
  • HS diploma/GED

Nine (9) addiction specialty courses:

  • Addiction Counseling Skills
  • Case Conceptualization and Documentation
  • Principles of Addiction Treatment
  • Ethical Practice in Addiction Treatment
  • Culturally Informed Treatment
  • Pharmacology I
  • Trauma-Informed Care for Diverse Populations
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Group Counseling Skills

See full DORA requirements here >

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Certified Addiction Specialist
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in a mental health field
  • All classes from CAT

Eleven (11) specialty courses:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Advanced Treatment Models
  • Treating Diverse Populations
  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment
  • Advanced Professional and Ethical Practice
  • Clinical Supervision I
  • Clinical Supervision II
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Advanced Case Conceptualization
  • Advanced Pharmacology

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Licensed Addiction Counselor
  • A Master's Degree or higher in the Mental Health Field
  • All courses for CAS

Nine (9) Specialty Courses:

  • Principles of Addiction Treatment
  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment
  • Pharmacology I
  • Ethical Practice in Addiction Treatment
  • Clinical Supervision I
  • Clinical Supervision II
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Advanced Professional and Ethical Practice

There are educational equivalencies for some CAS courses, please see full DORA requirements here > 

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Please click the link below to see the full requirements of all certifications. Please keep in mind all requirements changed on April 1st, 2021.

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