Accreditation of Colleges & Career Track Programs

CAADE accredited Alcohol and Drug Studies higher education programs consist of a minimum of 39 semester credit units – or approximately 645 clock hours – as described in Guidelines for Alcohol and Drug Studies in Higher Education. CAADE College/University programs are fully accredited and transferrable to other colleges, universities and graduate programs nationwide. Students may attend CAADE accredited colleges full- or part-time, depending on their individual needs and time constraints. CAADE college programs provide the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be effective in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse in all treatment settings. CAADE college programs are designed to provide students who have no prior experience in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling with a competency based educational program that meets certification standards in California in the most efficient, effective and inexpensive manner available. Because all community college or university programs are fully accredited, financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Click here for a list of CAADE accredited colleges & universities in California, Arizona, and Nevada (Oregon coming soon). For information on accreditation or renewal, please contact or reach out on the Contact Us page.