Prepare to support people struggling with substance addictions as a substance use counselor.

How to Become a CASAC-T

Step 1: Complete 350 clock hours of training

For former Adelphi School of Social Work Graduates, Adelphi provides a certificate for 350 clock hours of training upon completing our Postgraduate Addictions Certificate Program. For graduates of other graduate programs, we will provide a certificate for either 45 or 85 clock hours (section 1) that you will need to submit along with your transcript from your graduate school.

Step 2: Submit an application to OASAS (Part A only)

  1. Adelphi Certificate of Training
  2. 100.00 application processing fee
  3. Copy of highest education completed (diploma or transcript)

How to Become a Full CASAC

Step 3: Take the Exam

Step 4: Work Experience

  • For all master’s level professionals, you will need to complete 2000 hours (of the 6000) of work experience in a qualified substance use setting.
  • Each practicum experience in a substance use agency qualifies for an additional 600 hours of training to be added to the 2000 hours.

Step 5: Submit Parts B and C of the application

Documenting the following:

  • Passing exam
  • Completed work experience
Renee M. Rawcliffe (She/Her)
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development
Phone Number
Social Work Building 235

The Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board as an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, CASAC, and creative arts therapists.

See full credentialing information and CEs or contact for more information.

Phone Number
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Social Work Building, 221
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