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The Chemical Dependency Certificate program is intended for students who are seeking the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) through the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. The Certificate program satisfies the 270 hours of classroom instruction and the 880 hour practicum (internship) required to obtain the LADC in Minnesota. (Practicum courses are 5 credits each) in a setting which satisfies MN Statute 148C.04). A bachelor’s degree is required to complete the LADC requirements. The bachelor’s degree can be completed through a number of different transfer degrees. Students can obtain the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Temporary (ADCT) qualification with the two-year degree which can lead to initial employment in the field.

The courses in the Chemical Dependency Counselor certificate program will provide students with the knowledge of the State of Minnesota requirements for the LADC including an overview of alcohol and drug counseling focusing on the transdisciplinary foundations of alcohol and drug counseling, an understanding of the theories of chemical dependency, the continuum of care, and the process of change; pharmacology and the dynamics of addiction, case management, screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning and counseling theory and practice; treating substance abuse disorders with culturally diverse and identified populations; co-occurring disorders and professional ethics.

The practicum will provide the student with the opportunity to develop clinical skills under the supervision of a qualified LADC clinical supervisor at an approved site. The practicum will provide the student with the opportunity to develop proficiency in the twelve core functions as defined by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.

The Chemical Dependency Certificate is recognized by the Minnesota College System as a separate college degree and is therefore eligible for financial aid.


For Further Information

To receive more information about the Chemical Dependency Counselor certificate or general Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College information, contact:

Admissions Office
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
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Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate Required Courses

The current degree program planner checklist of required courses is available for viewing and printing here.
Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.


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For information on program costs, financing, and success, please click on the program name to be directed to the page link.

Chemical Dependency Certificate