Getting Started

A guide to earning
Addiction Counseling Education Credits 

Easy Online Ordering.

All Orders Processed Within One Business Day of Order Receipt.
It’s easy to get started. Go to Courses to view a complete listing of course offerings or go to State Affiliates to view a complete listing of state-by-state certification and recertification requirements.

Prepayments are required for all distance learning orders. Courses can be ordered online with a credit card via PayPal or through the mail by downloading the mail-in course order form. If you order online, you will have the option of choosing a link with an immediate PDF download of the course.

Everything You Need to Receive Course Credit

  • Once your order is processed, text and examination materials are shipped USPS Priority Mail to your home or office within one business day.
  • Earn course credit by completing the multiple choice examination enclosed with the text materials. Examination questions are derived exclusively from text materials. A score of 70% is required to pass.
  • Certificates of Completion are issued following the successful completion of each course.

Nationally and Internationally Recognized
As a nationally and internationally recognized certified provider of distance learning coursework, The Center for Addiction Studies and Research offers a distance learning curriculum that can be submitted to most states and countries that are member boards of either the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) or the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Many states across the country now mandate addiction treatment qualification standards and issue credentials to persons who meet those qualifications. Please contact your local state board or certification organization regarding specific certification requirements and the acceptability of distance learning hours in your home state.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
The Center for Addiction Studies and Research provides experienced professionals to answer your questions about course materials and careers in the addiction treatment field. Questions and inquires will be returned within 48 hours. If you are not completely satisfied with course materials, simply return the materials to The Center for Addiction Studies and Research within 30 days of shipment for a full refund. Refunds will not be given once a certificate of completion has been issued.