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Web-based Addictions Certificate Program

The Addictions Certificate Program (ACP) is designed for direct clinical practitioners - social workers, nurses, and psychologists - who deliver or plan to deliver behavioral healthcare services to addicted populations that may present with additional complex and comorbid mental health and physical health needs. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation knowledge and skills for practical application in the workplace, and will link with a peer learning community to discuss and explore new skills and ideas.

All ACP content has been pre-approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) and is applicable for "specific" continuing education contact hours. Because of the unique design features of the University of Michigan Addictions Certificate Program, these CE contact hours are designated as formal classroom education hours, rather than home study contact hours.

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Our Addictions Certificate Program is an online, self-paced, remote-learning experience, providing 90 hours of instruction across three 10-module tracks:

  • Track 1: Addictions Treatment Foundation Skills
  • Track 2: Addictions Treatment Processes and Clinical Interventions
  • Track 3: Addictions Treatment with Complex & Comorbid Populations

Each module includes:

  • Pre-recorded instructor-led sessions
  • One required 90-minute live videoconference Q&A with the certificate director per track
  • Additional resources relevant to each topic

Remote-access technology will make it possible for participants to connect for discussion with peers and the program director. To interact in real-time, participants will need access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.

Advisory Board and Faculty

The Addictions Certificate Program instructional team is a highly skilled and experienced group of addictions professionals committed to training the next generation of practitioners in both reliable time-tested practice knowledge and methods, as well as the most cutting-edge evidence-based intervention skills. With advisory input and oversight from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP), and the Michigan Department of Community Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addictions Services (MDCH-BSAAS), the resulting program is designed to equip participants with core knowledge and skills for meeting the treatment needs of today's substance-involved populations.

  • Robert W Kirchoff

    Robert W Kirchoff


    Associate Consultant, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic

  • Mark Lowis

    Mark Lowis


    Instructor of the U-M Addictions Certificate Program

    University of Michigan School of Social Work

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