Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate

The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing a career working in the addiction and substance abuse field. Completion of the certificate program meets partial requirement for state certification as an addiction professional (CAP). According to the Florida Certification Board, the CAP designation is a professional substance abuse credential for people who assess, develop and provide substance abuse treatment services and plans. individuals holding the CAP are recognized/hold the practice rights of "qualified professionals" per Chapter 397, F.S. and is recognized by Florida's State Medicaid Plan. Therefore, this credential will allow students to practice in substance abuse field. This certificate program is beneficial to persons in sociology, social work, psychology, criminology, pre-med, nursing, and any closely related human service field.

Required Courses - 15 Hours  An overall USF GPA of at least 2.50 must be maintained. A grade of “B” or better must be obtained in all courses applying toward the certificate. Contact Vicky Buckles (vbuckles@usf.edu) for any questions.

RCS 4504 Therapeutic Communication Skills for Addiction Counseling
RCS 4452 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Addictions
RCS 4453 Overview of Addictive Disorders or MHS 4453 Applied Psychopharmacology in Drug Abuse and Dependency
RCS 4503 Addictions Treatment and Special Populations or MHS 4455 Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
RCS 4051 Addictions Counseling and Coordination of Services

Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate Declaration
Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate Application of Completion