Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training
Begin: December 1st
Begin: June 1st
Applicants will be notified of their final admission decision within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Please be sure that you begin the application process with plenty of time for your professional references to submit their letters of recommendation.
The Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate (SUDTTC) Program is dedicated to helping students develop the solid knowledge base and treatment skills necessary to assist individuals with substance use disorders and their families. The overarching goal of the Program is to enhance the quality of substance use disorder treatment and care delivery available in the state of Utah.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of proficiency at one of of three levels: SUDC, ASUDC, or BSW/ASUDC.
Coursework for this certificate may be completed for academic credit, or for professional non-credit. Please consult with our academic advisor for more information, or contact us via the form below.
Please note: SUDC classes are not currently available online. Students pursuing the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate must take those classes in person on the University of Utah campus.
Please be aware that completing the SUDTTC Program and earning a certificate of proficiency does NOT guarantee that you will become licensed. Licensing is controlled by the state on a case-by-case basis. Additional information in regard to obtaining your Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC) or Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (ASUDC) license may be found through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/. The University of Utah has no authority with licensing.
A personal history of alcohol and/or substance abuse or conviction for past criminal activity or conduct does not affect the chances of a student being admitted to the program. Students, however, must be advised that past or future substance abuse or criminal activity may limit or inhibit them from securing an internship, which is required for completion of the SUDTTC Program. In addition, students may be ineligible to receive a state license to practice or obtain employment in the field. For more information, contact the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
Upon acceptance into the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate Program you will need to pay a $50 seating fee. Click here to pay the SUDC Seating Fee.
Dr. Jason Castillo talks to Robert Nelson about the College of Social Work's Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate Program, the great need for substance use disorder counselors in Utah and around the nation, generous scholarship funding available to help support students earning this certificate, and how the program provides real world experiences within community agencies.