The Chemical Dependency Specialist Program provides training for students interested in working with those affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The program meets Washington State educational requirements for Chemical Dependency Professional certification. State requirements include a minimum A.A.S. degree and 45 credits of chemical dependency specific curriculum (WAC 246-811-030). Additional Washington State Department of Health requirements must be satisfied to obtain certification. Consult the division counselor and/or the Washington State Department of Health before enrolling.
Students with a higher level of formal education may also obtain the 45 credits of chemical dependency curriculum through the Chemical Dependency Specialist Program. A Washington State background check may be required for Field Practicum. A 2.0 is required in all Chemical Dependency certificate courses.