Degrees for Substance Abuse Certification

  • Last Post 17 February 2015
lsos71 posted this 22 January 2015 - Last edited 15 March 2016

have a BA degree in journalism buti want to become a substance abuse counselor. Are there online counseling degrees that lead to substance abuse certification? Where should I start? What should I look for when searching for online psychology schools that can help me become a certified substance abuse counselor? and can my undergrd degree be applied in any way twds certification even tho its not in that field fyi i live in NYC

Kayleigh posted this 17 February 2015 - Last edited 26 October 2015


Great questions! We've actually covered this topic in our article How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor!

The article even includes details on NY certification education & supervised counseling hour requirements.

Two great education options are University of South Dakota Undergraduate Certificate in Addiction Studies and Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies.

Best of luck!