Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate

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The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate provides the necessary course work for individuals who are interested in becoming substance abuse counselors.  Courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of substance use, abuse, and addiction in addition to rehabilitation and counseling strategies.  Students will become proficient in interviewing, assessment, group facilitation, and other skills necessary to provide individual or group counseling services.

The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician course starts on June 8th.

Successful completion of this program prepares individuals to sit for the State of Maine Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam.  “A certified alcohol and drug counselor may not engage in independent or private practice.  All work performed must be under the supervision of a certified clinical supervisor within an agency.”  Successful completion of the program paired with passing the State of Maine certification creates a pathway towards employment.

This is a 30 credit, 450-hour program delivered over 10 weeks through online delivery.  Training is provided through the Maine Quality Center funding, and open to a limited number of Maine residents 18 years of age or older, with a high school diploma or GED, and access to computers with an on-line connection.  Participants must qualify as displaced workers, underemployed, or unemployed.

If you have any questions, please contact our Workforce Development Team by emailing Christopher Winstead or calling at 207.974.4810.