We are approved education providers for the Florida Certification Board



Multiple Convenient, Multimedia, Interactive Training Options

  • Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP)
  • Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
  • Certified Behavioral Health Technician (Mental Health) (CBHT)
  • Certified E-therapist (CET)
  • Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor (CGAC) (Coming in 2019)
  • Certified Mental Health Professional (Coming in 2018)
  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS)
  • Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (Mental Health) (CRPS)
  • Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA)
  • Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) (Coming in 2019)

Study at Your Own Pace

Anyone can help end the epidemic.  All you need is the desire.  Florida has several certification options for people who do not have a master's or bachelor's degree.

Based on TAP 21, all of our programs provide a combination of video, text and instructor interaction to accommodate the needs of a variety of learners.


View a variety of our videos on our YouTube channel

Help End the Epidemic

Addiction Counselors earn a median salary of $39,980 per year in a field which is expanding much faster than average, and projected to grow 22 percent by 2024

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 55,403 lethal drug overdoses in 2015

Twenty-three million Americans are currently addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs.  Only one in 10 of them (2.6 million) receives the treatment they need.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don't just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“AllCEUs has been wonderful.  I have used them for years and they are very responsive to their customer's needs and wants. Dawn-Elise is truly interested knowing what people want to learn about”

Linda P

“I  have been a customer of AllCEUs for quite a while and find their materials to be quite easy to use and more professionally done than many other providers out there.”

Dan H.

“Thank you Dawn-Elise! I love your program offerings and plan to enroll in more in the future. Quality, convenience and very professional. ”

Jessica G.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this training do for me?

Our program provides the academic portion of your training to become a licensed/or certified counselor.  Most states require you to pass an exam and complete a certain number of clinical contact hours. Learn more…

Does my state accept your training?

AllCEUs is an approved education provider for the Florida Certification Board.  If you are not in Florida, but stumbled on this page, many states allow you to complete precertification training online from a NAADAC or IC&RC member board approved provider, like AllCEUs.  Click here to see if your state does.

If you are unsure about whether your state accepts AllCEUs self-study or live, interactive trainings, feel free  look here, or to email us at support@allceus.com we will try to assist you.  The fail safe method is always to contact your board directly.


What is the difference between precertification training and continuing education?

Many states have different rules for precertification training and continuing education. Precertification training is that training you acquire prior to getting certified or licensed by the state.  Continuing education is that training which you take in order to keep your certification or license valid.

If you are already licensed as a LMHC, LMFT, LPC or LCSW, the addiction counselor precertification training take at AllCEUs will likely count toward your continuing education for that license (Bonus!)

What is the curriculum?
  • Clinical Evaluation: 35 hours
  • Treatment Planning: 30 hours
  • Counseling: 50 hours
  • Case Management and Referral: 10 hours
  • Client, Family and Community Education: 15 hours
  • Documentation: 15 hours
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibilities: 30 hours
  • Administrative Supervision: 15 hours
  • Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge: 80 hours
  • Application to Practice/Professional Readiness: 80 hours*
  • *Must include at least 4 hours of HIV/AIDS and 2 hours of Domestic Violence
Specific Courses

Screening Courses

  1. Screening for Co-Occurring Disorders (4 Hours)  
  2. Clinical Evaluation Screening for Crisis (4 Hours)
  3. Screening Review (2 Hours)

Assessment Courses

  1. Assessment and Screening of Co-Occurring Disorders (20 Hours)
  2. Assessment Tools: Selection, Administration and Interpretation (4 Hours)
  3. Assessment Review (2 Hours)
  4. Understanding Readiness for Change (4 Hours)

Counseling Courses

  1. Counseling Theories (2 Hours)
  2. Motivational Enhancement Therapy (4 Hours)
  3. Brief Interventions (4 Hours)
  4. Group Counseling (20 Hours) 
  5. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (8 Hours)
  6. Behavior Modification Basics (6 Hours)
  7. Cognitive Behavioral (4 Hours)
  8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Principles (6 Hours)
  9. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Happiness (6 Hours)

Treatment Planning Courses

  1. Treatment Plan Creation and  Implementation (10 Hours)
  2. Treatment Planning Using the CASSP Model (4 Hours)
  3. Treatment Planning for Depression Using a Biopsychosocial, Strengths Based Approach (3 Hours)
  4. Treatment Planning for Depressive Symptoms in Early Recovery: TIP 48 (10 Hours)
  5. Treatment Planning for Bipolar Disorder Using a Strengths-Based, Biopsychosocial Approach (2 Hours)
  6. Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planning and the Integrated Summary (2 Hours)

Documentation Courses

  1. Documentation Overview (4 Hours)
  2. Writing the Integrated Summary (4 Hours)
  3. Overview of Documentation Guidelines (4 Hours)
  4. Orientation (2 Hours)
  5. Progress Notes (2 Hours)

Referral and Service Coordination Courses

  1. Referral and Service Coordination within a Recovery Oriented System of Care (6 Hours)
  2. Linking Patients to Wrap Around Services (4 Hours)
  3. Case Management and Vocational Service Integration (3 Hours)
  4. Recovery Oriented System of Care (8 Hours)

Ethics and Professional Responsibilities Courses

  1. Confidentiality, Ethics and HITECH Overview (3 Hours)
  2. Ethics and Boundary Issues (3 Hours) (Competency 115)
  3. Ethics and Consumer Driven Treatment (3 Hours)
  4. Ethics and Professional Development (4 Hours)
  5. Ethics Boundaries and Decision Making (3 Hours)
  6. Ethics Pitfalls and NonMalfeasance (3 Hours)
  7. Ethics and  Burnout Prevention Competency (4 Hours)  
  8. Child and Elder Abuse Indicators and Interventions (20 Hours)

Client and Community Education Courses

  1. Adult Education and Learning Theory (6 Hours)
  2. Biopsychosocial Impact of Co-Occurring Disorders on the Individual, Family, Community (3 Hours)
  3. Biopsychosocial Effects of Co-Occurring Disorders 2017 Part 1 (2 Hours)
  4. Biopsychosocial Effects of Co-Occurring Disorders 2017 Part 2 (2 Hours)
  5. Community Outreach and Principles of Adult Education (2 Hours)

Understanding Addiction and Treatment Knowledge Courses

  1. Models and Theories of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders (2 Hours)
  2. Sociological Approach to Risk and Resilience (2 Hours)
  3. Biopsychosocial Effects of Co-Occurring Disorders Part 1 (2 Hours)
  4. Biopsychosocial Effects of Co-Occurring Disorders Part 2 (2 Hours)
  5. Human Development and Mental Health Part 1 (2 Hours)
  6. Human Development & Mental Health Part 2 (2 Hours) 
  7. Differential Diagnosis and Common Co-Occurring Issues: Mood, Physical or Addiction (4 Hours) Competency 4
  8. DSM V Effective Diagnosis (8 Hours)
  9. Patient Placement Criteria (4 Hours)
  10. Models of Treatment: Old and New Approaches (2 Hours)
  11. Role of the Family & Community in Prevention and Treatment (2 Hours)
  12. Effective Application of Multidisciplinary Research//Using Research to Enhance Your Practice (2 Hours)
  13. Mindfulness: What It Is & Why It Is Important (2 Hours)
  14. Mindfulness for Co-Occurring Disorders (2 Hours)
  15. Hardiness, Resilience and Relaxation Skills (4 Hours)
  16. Happiness Habits (2 Hours)
  17. Life Skills (4 Hours) 
  18. Managing Depressive Symptoms in Early Recovery (10 Hours) TIP 48
  19. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors (15 Hours) TIP 50
  20. Assisting Families Through Transitions (5 Hours)
  21. Understanding and Engaging the Addicted Family (4 Hours)
  22. Understanding and Recreating the Healthy Family System (4 Hours)

Application to Practice and Professional Readiness Objectives

  1. Multicultural Issues in Counseling (20 Hours) 
  2. Cultural Awareness LGBTQI2 (4 Hours)
  3. Psychopharmacology Part 1 (6 Hours)
  4. Psychopharmacology Part 2 (6 Hours)
  5. Substance Exposure and FASD (2 Hours)
  6. Relapse Prevention and Continuing Care (10 Hours)
  7. Neurological Impact of Trauma (14 Hours)
  8.  Sex Addiction (4 Hours)
  9. Co-Dependency (2 Hours)
  10. Trauma-Informed Care A Sociocultural Perspective | TIP 57 (3 Hours)
  11. Trauma-Informed Care Trauma Awareness | TIP 57 (3 Hours)
  12. TIP 54 Treating Patients with Co-Occurring Disorders and Chronic Pain (10 Hours)
  13. Overview of Opiate Treatment (4 Hours)
  14. Etherapy and Technology Based Care: TIP 60 (4 Hours)
  15. Building Resilience (3 Hours)
  16. Tobacco Cessation (4 Hours)



HIV, Domestic Violence and E-Therapy

  1. A Guide to Care of the Person with HIV (10 Hours)
  2. Domestic Violence and Mental Health (3 Hours) OR  TIP 25 Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence
  3. Ethics in Etherapy and Telementalhealth (2 Hours)  and  Etherapy and Technology Based Care (4 Hours)
Do I have a lot of books to buy?

No!  The coursework is based on FREE publications from SAMHSA, NIDA, the APA and other professional publications.

These texts can be ordered or downloaded for FREE,  and form the foundation for the addiction counselor certification training. If you are ordering them, plan on it taking 4-6 weeks to receive your texts.

SAMHSA Publications

TAP Series

59. Improving Cultural Competence
57. Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services
56. Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men
55. Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless
54. Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders
53. Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders
52. Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor
51. Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
50. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment
49s. Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice: A Review of the Literature
49. Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice
48. Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery
47. Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment
46. Substance Abuse: Administrative Issues in Outpatient Treatment
45. Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment
44. Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System
43. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
42. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
41. Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy
40. Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
39. Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy
38. Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services
37. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS
36. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues
35. Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment
34. Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse
33. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders
32. Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
30. Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorders from Institution to Community
29. Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
27. Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment
26. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

NIDA and Other Texts

These texts are also freely available and will be used throughout the course.

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Published January 1997. Revised October 2003. Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention.

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations – A Research-Based Guide

Published September 2006. Revised April 2014. Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Published October 1999. Revised December 2012. Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services.

Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders: Clinical Series

Do I have to take all of the classes?

No.  If you already have some of your training, or maybe your organization sends you to a workshop on a topic we cover in the class, you don't have to take that unit.  You will not get credit for it from us.  You will need the certificate from the other provider, but you can skip topics you don't need.

What if my state only requires 270 Hours

You can pick and choose from the courses in this track as needed to meet your state requirements.  You receive a certificate for each unit completed.   Many states stipulate how many hours you need in each domain focus area.  We have done our best to make sure we have provided sufficient hours in each domain.

Do I only get a certificate at the end?

No.  You will get certificates for each unit.

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