Online CASAC education and training puts you in control of your addiction counselor credentialing.
Take Control of your addiction counselor credentialing and study at home with our online CASAC education and training.
Build a career you love, do work that matters, helping those struggling in the throes of addiction and their families.
Encourage. Educate. Empower.
Our online Hybrid CASAC counseling certification program in New York State doesn’t disrupt your lifestyle.
Instead, our substance use certificate program allows you to fit your addiction certificate studies into your everyday schedule.
Reimagine addiction counselor credentialing
Study whenever and wherever you want to.
Your community needs you.
Benefits of Learning
Create your own schedule for learning and study.
Refined Critical Thinking Skills
Access to Instructors
Requirements to Enroll
- 18 years of age or older
- GED or higher education level
- Understand and speak English proficiently
- Access to a computer, Pad, or smartphone and a Wifi connection.
Why Choose Educational Enhancement
Now more than ever, the addiction field needs you. We designed our online CASAC home study training program with working professionals in mind. You can now learn at your own pace and study when and where you like. Best of all, you’ll receive the highest quality of addiction counseling education. Our team of professional addiction counselors and educators is available to answer all your questions and motivate you to keep moving forward.
Be the change we need.
Two Ways to Register for Online CASAC Home Study Courses from Educational Enhancement
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3. Make your payment
4. And begin to pursue your life-changing career goal
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2. Register for the 3 payment plan
3. Make your first payment today
4. And become the CHANGE our communities need
Benefits of Becoming a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
According to research, most adults dislike their careers, and less than half of Americans report being satisfied with their current jobs. You’re more likely to experience resentment, fatigue, and complete burnout when you don’t enjoy your work. You may find yourself only providing the bare minimum, and the days, weeks, and years will drag on.
Wouldn’t it be great if work could provide you with the resources and financial security you need and a sense of profound fulfillment? If you’re looking for a career that offers satisfaction, joy, and personal growth, consider alcohol addiction treatment or substance abuse counseling. These fields can be advantageous, from helping people learn new skills to collaborating with a passionate team. There are many rewards associated with substance abuse counseling.
Many perks come with the job title of substance abuse counselor. For one, each day on the job is different from the last, which helps to keep things interesting. Additionally, every client that comes through the door provides you with a new experience – whether it be transformative or a different story to add to the collection. When the work day ends, you’ll head home feeling like you made a difference in someone’s life – and that’s something special.
Keep reading to learn 5 of the many reasons drug and alcohol counselors have fulfilling careers.
1. Guiding others
Helping others can be an enriching experience. It feels good to give back and to know that your work makes a difference.
If you are in recovery, you may feel a responsibility to help others in the way you have been helped. You will probably be able to relate to some of your clients, and they will probably feel like they can relate to you. This can be a compelling connection.
2. Each day is exciting and new
Do you like having a predictable routine day in and day out? Or would you prefer to have a constantly changing job that provides new challenges every day? If you answered the latter, counseling might be the right profession.
As a counselor, you’ll continually grow and learn about yourself and others. No two days will look exactly alike because you’re working with different people every day – and we all know that no two people are the same. So, if you enjoy working with people and like having a job that’s always changing, counseling could be the perfect career for you.
3. Profesional and Personal Development
As an addiction counselor, you often work with clients in situations outside your comfort zone. This can be stressful sometimes, but it is also an opportunity to grow and learn more about yourself and your work. By facing these challenges, you can become a better counselor and help more people in the long run.
4. Supportive working relationships
The supportive relationships and camaraderie that often develop among substance abuse counselors can be beneficial both professionally and personally. Because counselors constantly deal with sensitive issues, they often bond closely with their coworkers. These friendships can help reduce stress and positively impact your professional network.
5. Perpetual learning
If you’re the type of person who is always looking to learn more, then a career in counseling may be perfect for you. Counseling requires both practical and academic learning to be successful. Depending on your state, certification, and license, you will likely need to complete continuing education units every year.
Likewise, your job may also include training and workshops. You may be assigned a supervisor to consult about your cases and provide feedback on your struggles.
No matter what walk of life substance abuse counselors come from, they all want to help those struggling with use disorders.
Some find their passion because they are in recovery themselves and want to guide others to find the rewards of recovery.
Others may have had a complete change in career paths and decided to enter this field to help people.
NY State has 3 main criteria before you can claim the esteemed title of CASAC.
These criteria include:
- Enroll in an accredited education and training program to complete 350 hours of course material.
- Complete a set number of counseling work experience hours.
- Pass the IC & RC certification exam
Educational Enhancement CASAC Online provides the education and training you’ll need to excel in the field. We are also linked to many treatment programs throughout the state, so we can guide you in securing your initial job placement in the field. Lastly, we will be able to offer you a clinical training review class to help you ace the IC & RC exam.
Your 350 Hybrid Drug Counselor Educational Training Includes
CASAC Section 1
85 clock hours related to the:
- Basic Knowledge
- Overview of Addiction
- Diagnostic criteria
- Diversity of SUD treatment and interventions;
- Toxicology Testing;
- Knowledge of the 12 Steps and Mutual Aide
CASAC Section 2
150 clock hours related to the following:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Foundations of Counseling:
- Counseling Special Populations/ Cultural Competence
- Counseling Families and Significant Others
- Theories of Human Development
- Crisis Management
- Integrated Care
- Recurrence of Symptoms
Section 2 includes 75 hours of virtual strength and skills-building seminars in three areas: Foundations of Counseling, Individual Counseling, Introduction to Group Counseling, Case Management, Integrated Care, and Recurrence of Symptoms.
CASAC Section 3
- Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation
- Treatment Planning, Client Record Keeping, and Discharge Planning
- Case Management
- Patient, Family, and Community Education and Prevention
Section 3 includes 50 hours of virtual strength and skills-building seminars in three areas: screening and assessment, treatment planning, documentation, and discharge planning.
CASAC Section 4
- Counselor-Client Relationships
- Ethical Decision Making & Conduct
- Confidentiality/Legal Issues
- Professional Development-
- Child Abuse and Maltreatment-Mandated Reporter Training
- Counselor Wellness
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ #1: When can I begin my training?
FAQ #2: Do I get my CASAC as soon as I complete 350 hours of education and training?
1. 6000 Internship hours
2. Pass the IC & RCCertification Exam.
FAQ #3: What is the tuition cost?
FAQ #4: Do you have payment plans?
1. One payment of $4000.00
2. 3 payments of 1367.00 each.
3. Buy each training individually. When choosing this method, the total for 350 hours equals $4200.00
FAQ #5: When can I begin my training?
FAQ #6: Can I use these courses for CASAC Renewal Clock Hours?
For example, if you take these 3 CASAC Trainings:
- Counseling Special Populations / Cultural Competence;
- Basic Knowledge
- Ethical Decision-Making
You would not only gain and refresh your knowledge of the field, but you would also accumulate the 60 clock hours required for CASAC renewal.
To purchase courses for CASAC Renewal:
First, choose the online CASAC Renewal courses you wish to take.
Next, please fill out the online registration form, make your payment, and submit it.
Check your email, and within 1 hour or considerably less, you will receive an email from us via KAJABI (our hosting platform) to login into your new CASAC training.
You can then begin.
FAQ #10 How do I get started?
Next, please fill out the online registration form, make your payment, and submit it.
Check your email, and within 1 hour or considerably less, you will receive an email from us via KAJABI (our hosting platform) to login into your new CASAC training. You can then begin.
Click this link and get started today.
FAQ #11: Is Educational Enhancement approved by OASAS?
Online CASAC Distance Learning is here— No more stuffy disruptive classes
Study when you want, where you want. Keep your job while you focus on your professional development. Never miss another family event or meal or get stressed out in traffic hustling across the city to a stuffy, loud classroom!
What Students are Saying…
I have been looking for online CASAC at your pace for more than two years. I came across this program last year, and I am so glad that, as a full-time worker, I can do this course at my own pace and in my comfort zone at an affordable price compared to what colleges will take. Thank you all for making this course available for people like me. Looking forward to achieving excellent knowledge from this program. Thanks
My stepsons’ struggles with drugs and alcohol ended badly. So, I decided to become a
CASAC addiction counselor to make a difference. I was fortunate to discover Educational
Enhancement’s online addiction counseling training. Their mission is to “ENCOURAGE.
EDUCATE. EMPOWER.” And they exceeded their promise with an approved distance learning
education and training program that embraces learning principles. It made learning fun and
efficient. Their training included modules containing workbooks, PDFs, links to resources, and videos. And their test questions helped me feel prepared to pass the CASAC exam. Thanks to their support, I completed my coursework ahead of schedule.
I’ve spent most of my career in the knowledge business, teaching college and
grad students, accountants, and attorneys. Additionally, as a director of training and
development for my Behavioral Consulting firm, I’ve trained many employees. So, I’m
speaking from experience when I say that Maria Mendez, John Makohen, and their Educational
Enhancement team is doing a great job changing the world — one addiction counselor at a
What can I say about Educational Enhancement? They helped me to become a CASAC. The training programs were informative, easy for me to understand and the trainers were excellent. I still call them when I have a question about training programs, re-credential requirements, and what’s new in the field. I highly recommend Educational Enhancement to anyone seeking CASAC training.
Educational Enhancement was a great choice for my CASAC distance learning education and training! Overall, the training setup made a lot of sense to me. It flowed smoothly, especially with all the information-packed inside. I never felt overwhelmed. I did well on the tests, even in the areas I thought I would struggle in.
I recently finished OASAS CASAC Section 4 with Educational Enhancement CASAC online. The classes are wonderfully written out and are easy to understand, and you can feel the passion for helping others succeed put into this work. When I asked questions about the information, Johnny was quick to reply and help me out. The trainings were set up to work at my speed -between work and school. The information went above and beyond and was taught in a way that sticks in your mind. Thank you.
I will come back for renewal hours once I’m a CASAC.
Get Your Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate Today
Educational Enhancement CASAC Online helps you learn or refresh your addiction counseling knowledge and skills that you need to have the most significant impact on the populations you’ll serve.
Our online training courses provide you with high-quality, affordable education and training in the comfort of your home, favorite cafe, or anywhere you choose to study.
Once you purchase your training, you’ll receive an email with your access code, login, and begin. Your courses are available 24/7, and all educational materials are provided with your purchase—no hidden fees. Once you finish the complete training and the final assessment, you’ll receive your certificate of completion.
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