Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

The 350-hour Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor program is a non-credit certificate program through the Center for Extended Learning at Alfred State. Courses are non-transferrable to any credit bearing program.

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  • All courses are offered online with the exception of 18-hours of “Skills Seminars” to practice what you have learned.
  • Students are required to purchase two books that they will use throughout the program.
  • Students will complete a 300-hour clinical internship to get hands-on experience in the field.
    • Students who already work in the field and have a clinical supervisor do not have to do the clinical internship as long as their clinical supervisor can sign off on their ability to perform the 12 core functions of a substance abuse counselor. The certificate of completion will not be given until the Center for Extended Learning has this sign off.

Important Documents

Students Lacking a Few CASAC Hours

Students who lack hours to complete the CASAC program may take their remaining hours from Alfred State. Please contact NYS OASAS and ask for a deficiency listing sheet of the classes lacking to complete the program then contact The Center for Extended Learning at to discuss your options.

Recredentialing/Renewal Hours

Alfred State offers recredentialing/renewal hours. Contact us at for more details and course schedule.


Students who pay for the entire CASAC program up front and decide to withdraw will only be refunded the unused portion of the course fees. The classes taken will be added up and subtracted from the entire program cost. Contact us at for more information.