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Unlock Your Dream Career in Addiction Counseling in 4-6 Months with our Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate CASAC Training

Educational Enhancement offers
350 clock hybrid hours of online
CASAC training home study courses. 

​Our CASAC Training​ Online ​sets you on a path you’ll love, making a meaningful difference in the lives of people with use disorder and their families.

Educational Enhancement CASAC online is an OASAS-approved  CASAC Training online education provider #0415.

Benefits of  CASAC Training Online

Added Flexibility

Never leave the office early or skip family dinner.
Create your schedule with our convenient substance abuse counselor certificate program online.

Self-Paced Learning

Dive deeper into the course material at your own pace. Never feel uncomfortable or unsure. Reread the workbook, pause the video, or schedule 1 on 1 guidance w/ a trainer. Master your CASAC certificate education at your own pace. Finish your studies in 6 months or less.

Demonstrated Self-Motivation

Earning your substance abuse counselor 350-hour CASAC certificate online requires commitment, determination, and motivation. These qualities will make you shine when you enter the workforce.

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Fewer Distractions

Schedule your time for study and show up and learn. Give your undivided attention to the material. In our substance abuse counselor certificate program you’ll no longer deal with long drawn instructor tangents or fellow students interrupting the lectures.

Refined Critical Thinking Skills

Studying online encourages you to create your path towards success. It facilitates self-awareness, critical and objective thinking. And these thought processes will aid in your ability to ‘think outside the box’ when working as a CASAC in NYS.

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Access to Instructors

Self-directed training doesn’t mean you are entirely on your own. Our advanced substance use counselors are an email, text message, or phone call away. We will set up an appointment to discuss any topic you might find difficult. Our new format includes 125 hours of virtual webinar training, so you can strengthen, sharpen, and practice your substance use counseling skills.
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Requirements to Become a CASAC in NYS

  • 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.
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If you are already a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Use Counselor in the State of NY check out our renewal course Offerings.

Current OASAS & NAADAC Approved
Addiction Counselor Course Offerings

OASAC approved distance learning CASAC training provider.
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4 Ways to Register for Online OASAS-Approved 350-Hour CASAC Hybrid Distance Learning Courses from Educational Enhancement

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OASAS Approved CASAC 350-hour Training 

In this 350-hour training, you will receive the complete education and training required by NYS OASAS to receive your CASAC-T and begin gaining the work experience needed to become a CASAC. 

 

$ 4000.00

 

 

 

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OASAS Approved CASAC 350-hour Training 

Make 3 easy payments of 1400.00 each to begin this CASAC 350-hour hybrid training.  This training provides you with the complete education required to become a CASAC.

 

$ 1400.00 x 3 payments

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OASAS Approved CASAC 350-hour Training 

Make 6 payments of 720.00 to begin your drug addiction counseling certification journey in NYS. This training is OASAS-approved  CASAC education required to become a CASAC.

$ 720.00 x 6 payments

 

 

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Don’t Just Take Our Word.
Check Out What Are Past Drug Counselor Certification Students Are Saying:

I learned so much, from cultural diversity training to professional development. I work as a 1st responder, and the different things I read about and watched videos of helped me be more patient with colleagues and callers needing assistance.

— Josette Beckles

First Responder

Instructor-Led Review

I wanted just to take a second and say thank you.  Thank you for taking the time to do this, I think you are helping a lot of people understand the role. I’ll be transitioning into my new CASAC role in the next couple of months, thanks to Educational Enhancement CASAC Online.

— Ryan Kulkarni

CASAC Student

I found the CASAC training to be not only exciting but informative and helpful. I love the recovery field; therefore, I enjoy learning and do well with the training. As a visual learner, I respond well to visual teaching; therefore, the pre-recorded videos and added resources benefited me. I could download the workbooks and follow along with the videos while taking notes. I also liked repeating the questions in the final exam because the repetitive questions from previous tests helped me learn.

— Melinda Zox Stewart

Mental health; recovery field

Instructor-Led Review
Wow! I didn’t realize I was this close to completing it! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. It’s been a great experience with drug counselor certificate training. You’re an AMAZING instructor.
I looked forward to class every weekend!
— Ashley

CASAC 350 Student

My drug counselor certification training with EECo has been an incredible journey, and I am so glad I have completed this program. I’ve been wanting to do this for so very long, but I couldn’t find a way to do it due to work conflicts. I am just so grateful that EECO’s self-paced hybrid training could accommodate my hectic schedule. Thank you so much! 🙂

— Margaret Reinold

CASAC 350 Graduate

This was a very comprehensive drug abuse counselor certification course. It covered every conceivable nuance related to being an addiction counselor. I say this as someone who has gone through the entire certification process once before and has spent a few years working in the field in various roles.

— James Flynn

CRPA, RCP, & CASAC 350 Graduate

Our Story

Since its inception in 2002, Educational Enhancement has been at the forefront of revolutionizing addiction counselor education. The challenges of 2020, brought on by COVID-19, reshaped our lives, urging us all to embrace change. In response, we’ve pioneered the first online CASAC credentialing self-study program, not just the first in New York but now approved across various U.S. states. Our mission extends beyond borders, offering you a flexible, self-paced path to becoming a CASAC, CADC, LADC, or CAC. Our certified trainers, backed by OASAS and NAADAC approvals, are dedicated to fueling your passion, answering your queries, and guiding you every step of the way. Join us at Educational Enhancement, where your aspiration meets our innovation, and together, you’ll get the addiction counseling education you and your future clients deserve.

Educational Enhancement CASAC Online’s self-paced, self-study distance learning Addiction Counselor Courses are accepted by NYS OASAS (#0415), FCB (Provider #5486-A), Georgia (ADACBGA 2023-5-0004 and GACA # 23-950), North Carolina (NCASPPB), Tennessee (TCB) and
NAADAC (Provider #254148).

Educational Enhancement:
The Best Substance Use Counseling Education and Training Program

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Flexibility and Convenience
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Focused and Personalized Learning
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Accessibility and Resource Availability

Educational Enhancement’s online Substance Use Counselor program offers a transformative learning journey tailored to your life. Embrace the freedom to study at your own pace and create a learning schedule that fits around your personal and professional commitments. Our self-study approach is meticulously designed for focused and personalized learning, allowing you to delve deeper into challenging areas while quickly navigating through the familiar ones. This ensures a profound and comprehensive understanding of addiction counseling. Beyond flexibility, our program opens doors to an extensive array of resources and materials, ensuring you have the best tools at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. This combination of convenience, personalized learning, and unmatched resource access provides a holistic educational experience that empowers you to excel in the field of addiction counseling.

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What is a CASAC?

A CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) is a professional who specializes in helping individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

 Here are some of the critical responsibilities and tasks that a CASAC typically performs:

  • Harm Reduction
  • Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Referrals
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Advocacy
  • Documentation
  • Continuing Education
  • Ethical and Legal Compliance

Overall, CASAC (certified substance abuse counselors) play a crucial role in helping individuals overcome addiction and regain control of their lives by providing counseling, support, and resources to support their recovery journey.

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How To Become A CASAC?

To become a CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) in New York, you’ll need to follow specific steps and meet certain requirements.

To qualify as a CASAC, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a High School Diploma or its equivalent (HSE)
  • Complete 350 hours of CASAC Education and Training by an OASAS-approved education provider.
  • Reside or work in New York State for over half of the active application period.
  • Obtain evaluations from two individuals based on CASAC’s Ethical Principles
  • Accumulate a minimum of 6,000 hours (~3 years) of supervised work experience in an authorized setting; this includes at least 300 hours dedicated to practical training within core competencies.
  • Complete an educational program with no less than 350 clock hours and meet one-time mandatory requirements.
  • Undergo and pass a criminal background check.
  • Succeed in an OASAS-approved examination.
  • All these conditions are checked during the application process.
  • Detailed information about qualifications, requirements, and curriculum can be found in the CASAC application form.

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 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, 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 a substance abuse counseling certificte. 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:

  1. Enroll in an accredited education and training program to complete 350 hours of course material.
  2. Complete a set number of counseling work experience hours.
  3. 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.

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CASAC Section 3

70 clock hours related to the

  • 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

45 clock hours related to the

  • Counselor-Client Relationships
  • Counselor Ethics
  • 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?
You can begin the moment you receive your purchase confirmation. At the time of your purchase, you’ll create your log-in and personal password. You will receive your confirmation email within the hour after your purchase. Once you follow the link to your Educational Enhancement Dashboard, you can sign in and begin working towards your CASAC-T.
FAQ #2: Do I get my CASAC as soon as I complete 350 hours of education and training?
No. You will not be a CASAC when you complete the 350-hour training. You will mail your certificate into OASAS and receive your CASAC- T. You will still have to complete 2 more steps for certification.

1. 6000 Internship hours

2. Pass the IC & RCCertification Exam.

FAQ #3: What is the tuition cost?
Our training cost $4000.00. This includes all training materials, training platforms, and certificates. It doesn’t include a computer, tablet or pad, or other mobile devices and internet connections.
FAQ #4: When can I begin my training?
You can begin the moment you receive your purchase confirmation. At your purchase, you’ll create your log-in and personal password. You will receive your confirmation email within the hour after your purchase. Once you follow the link to your Educational Enhancement Dashboard, you can sign in and begin working towards your CASAC-T. Once you finish the addiction counseling training course you purchased, you’ll receive your certificate via email within 24 hours.
FAQ #5: Are these substance use counselor courses approved by NAADAC?
Yes, we have currently gone through NAADAC’s extensive certification process. Our drug and alcohol counselor education and training courses are no approved by NAADAC. Here is our NAADAC provider #254148
FAQ #6: Can I use these courses for CASAC Renewal Clock Hours?
Yes, of course, you can. You can complete the 60 renewal clock hours for renewal of your CASAC credential from the privacy of your own home, your favorite coffee shop, and even during downtime while you’re at work! CASAC renewal has never been so easy.

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 #7: How do I get started?
First, choose which Payment Tier is good for you. (See FAQ #6 for the Payment Tiers).

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 #8: Is Educational Enhancement approved by OASAS?
Educational Enhancement CASAC Online was founded in 2002. We offer self-study educational and training programs approved by NYS OASAS (Office of Addiction Supports and Services). Our OASAS provider number is #0415.
FAQ #9: What is CASAC 350 Hour HYBRID training?
Sections 1 and 4 of our training our entirely self-study and self-paced training. This means you can complete coursework in the time YOU allotted for studying.

In Sections 3 and 4, we added live virtual training seminars you must attend. These virtual training will only be held on Saturdays and Sundays, and the scheduled training calendar will be emailed to you as soon as you complete your purchase. The course content will be provided at this time, too.

We hope to add several sessions during the week to accommodate your busy schedules.

Join our email list so you can stay current with all changes at Educational Enhancement CASAC Online.

FAQ #10: Do I have to compete a certain amount of coursework before I can take virtual trainings?
No, you do not. You can begin taking the virtual training as soon as you register and purchase. If you register for the 350-Hour Hybrid training from Sunday to Friday evening, you can start your virtual training that Saturday.

Our virtual training is a stand-alone training. Instructor-led training will help you develop clinical skills and strengths while working online with your peers.

FAQ #11: Do I have to attend the virtual trainings as soon as I start or can I wait?
You can wait to take any of the virtual training. Our program still lets you control where and when you will study.

However, we feel that the sooner you begin the virtual sessions, the sooner you will get your 350-hour certificate. Getting this certificate means working in the field. After all, that is the goal.

But we also know you are busy, so it is okay if you miss a Saturday or Sunday session. You will be able to mark your progress on our program’s platform. We will also monitor progress and keep you up-to-date with what you need to complete the 350 hours training package.

How does AfterPay work?
Afterpay’s monthly payment product is an installment loan that offers more flexible ways to pay for high-value orders. Upon approval, a 6 or 12-month interest-based repayment option may be offered. This option provides flexibility to spread out repayment every month. Click here to learn more.

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’m probably one of the first students trained for the 350 hours of training.  I was confident when I went for my exam and passed on my first try.  I have been using them for re-credentialing since.  Everyone I have referred has been very happy with the Educational Enhancement’s CASAC Training and Renewal program.
Malin Falu

Director , The PAC Program

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

ADELEYE, OMOLARA

CASAC Student

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
time. BRAVO!

— Burton M. Fischler

MPsych, Author of THE GIFT: TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH.

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.

Charles Odugbesan

CASAC

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.

Zachary Stamp

Student CASAC and LMHC

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.

Allie Patat

CASAC Student

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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