Face-to-Face Addiction Counselor Precertification Training


bigstock_Learn_To_Lead_And_Earn_24903014 Sign Up for the Face-to-Face Addiction Counselor Certification Training

Do you have one weekend per month to train for one of the fastest growing careers with a median income of $53K? Our instructor-led, addiction counselor certification training provides you 288 classroom hours based on TAP 21, Addiction Counselor Competencies in an easy to manage, one weekend per month format for one year. BONUS: Get certified as a Co-Occurring Disorders Recovery Coach at the same time at no extra cost.

  • BEGINS: March 2, 2017
  • LOCATION: Lebanon, TN (about 30 minutes East of Nashville). We are only accepting 15  people per session of this class so we can maintain an excellent student/instructor ratio.  We will open up additional weekends/sessions as the course fills up.  The first session meets the first weekend of every month.
  • CONTACT HOURS: 24 per weekend / 288 total  (Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 9am-7pm)
  • COST: $299 per weekend, paid as you go OR $2880 paid at the time of registration.


Note: If you are already licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselor in Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas or Missouri, you can attend all or part of a weekend for CEUs.  AllCEUs is an approved education provider for NAADAC, and ADACBGA, and our courses are accepted through reciprocity by most state licensing and certification boards for addiction and mental health counselors.


For the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Examination, the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Job Analysis identified eight performance domains which contain the TAP 21 Competencies and the 12 Core Functions. The 8 Performance Domains are as follows:

1. Clinical Evaluation
2. Treatment Planning
3. Referral
4. Service Coordination
5. Counseling
6. Client, Family & Community Education
7. Documentation
8. Professional & Ethical Responsibilities

Cancellation and refund policies: A minimum of 10 people is required for this class to be held.  Once the course has begun, you are obligated to pay the full tuition.  If you need to drop-out for some reason, another person can take your place with permission from the instructor. If you have to miss a weekend, you will be able to view the material on-demand and submit your assignments at the next class meeting. Participants may not miss more than 2 class meetings/weekends.

Why is Certification Important?

Certification is based largely on competence derived from knowledge of, and experience in working with, alcoholism and other drug abuse rather than reliance on academic achievement alone. The authority for this certification comes from professionals working in the field of alcohol and drug abuse who share a common concern for development of standards of competence. This credentialing will be available to any person who meets or exceeds the standards for any of the categories in which certification is offered.

For the public:

  • Enhances public recognition for the treatment needs of persons with alcohol and other drug abuse problems, and the value of specialized professional counseling and help
  • Helps in identifying qualified service providers
  • Increases confidence in service providers
For the certificants:

  • Recognition by a third party
  • Enhances competence and effectiveness
  • Enhances professional reputation
  • Supports continued professional development
  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice
  • Demonstrates a certain level of knowledge and skill
  • Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings
  • Increases and/or validates skills and knowledge
  • Meets employer or governmental requirements
For employers:

  • Enable third party payments
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Increased competence level of employees
  • Used in making employment decisions
  • Provides professional development opportunities for employees
  • Ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills
  • Increased confidence in employees abilities
  • Demonstrates employers commitment to competence
  • Provides compliance with industry regulation or government requirements