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No GRE/MCAT Needed

We encourage counselors, physicians, nurses, social workers and anyone with a bachelor’s or higher degree to apply.

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Prepare for Certification

Program covers key CAP/CAC, IC&RC and other exam knowledge and competency areas.

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Education Backed by Experience

Learn from experts who treat patients at our UF Health Florida Recovery Center.

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Meet Growing Demand

Help address America’s No. 1 public health problem and meet a growing need for well-trained addiction professionals.

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Build Specialized Skills

Position yourself for success with specialized training in addiction evaluation, counseling and treatment.

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Train with Experts

Designed and taught by nationally recognized experts in addiction treatment, research, training and education.

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Train with Addiction Experts

Online Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Recovery

Mcknight Brain Institute

Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute (MBI)

Position yourself for success with specialized training in addiction evaluation, counseling, and treatment from a top addiction program and university. The University of Florida College of Medicine’s one-year, online Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Recovery provides current and aspiring addiction professionals and substance use disorder (previously referred to as substance abuse) counselors the opportunity to train with UF addiction experts in a flexible and engaging distance learning environment. The certificate covers all the federally recommended knowledge and competency areas required for addiction counselors and professionals, serving as excellent preparation for local, state, and national substance use disorder (substance abuse) counselor certification exams, as well as exams required for attaining Certified Addiction Professional status.

The UF online addiction certificate is designed and taught by experts in the Addiction Division of the University of Florida College of Medicine, one of the largest addiction research, training, treatment and education programs nationally. The online graduate addiction certificate curriculum reflects current research and clinical practice standards. It spans a broad range of topics, from the basic science of addiction and substance use disorders, to methods and theories of substance use evaluation and treatment, to the establishment and financing of treatment programs. The program can help students take a significant step toward becoming a substance use disorder (substance abuse) counselor, fulfilling educational requirements needed to pursue several relevant addiction counselor certifications.

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To learn more about the University of Florida’s online Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Recovery, fill out the form below. You can also call (352) 294-5565 to speak to our Academic Assistant about the certificate program.