Certifications & Trainings
Addiction Training for Every Stage of Your Career
Invest in your future and make a positive, lasting impact on NJ's communities.
No matter if you're new to addiction counseling or are already a skilled practitioner, our professional development opportunities in substance misuse treatment or recovery support will help you reach the next stage in your career.
We offer courses and trainings to earn or maintain NJDMHAS-approved credentials, including:
Chemical Dependence Associate (CDA)
Licensed/Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (L/CADC)
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
Approved Clinical Supervision (ACS)
Advanced and Mandatory Renewal Trainings
THE PATH TO CERTIFICATION
Independently Apply for an ADC Internship With DCA-ADCC.
Your journey to certification/licensure begins with your application as an ADC Intern with a DMHAS-licensed agency.
Sign Up With NJPN for Training and Complete Coursework.
NJPN offers initial addiction counseling certification and licensure courses that fulfill 270 educational hours required by the state of NJ.
Pass Your Exam to Earn Your Certification or License.
In order to practice as a certified or licensed addiction professional in NJ, you must pass oral and written alcohol/drug counselor exams.
Advance Your Skills Further by Maintaining Certification.
NJPN makes it easy to keep your license current with our variety of mandatory and advanced renewal continuing education trainings.
Nurture the Next Generation.
Invest in yourself and your community to a greater degree by becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) for the next generation of addiction professionals.
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Resources for Success
Invest in You students have access to tools and guidance that support their addiction counseling training.
NJPN helps connect eligible individuals with DMHAS licensed treatment agencies seeking ADC Interns.
Scholarships are available to qualifying Invest in You students.