The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling concentration has been approved as a pre-certification education program for the Substance Abuse Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor certifications by the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing.

Graduates with the AODA Counseling concentration are allowed 2,000 hours of supervised work experience toward obtaining the Substance Abuse Counselor credential and 4,000 hours of supervised work experience toward the Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor credential. The AODA Concentration will also provide the necessary preparation for the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) credential offered through NBCC.