Substance Abuse Prevention


Earn a Certificate in Substance Abuse Prevention online through the University of Cincinnati. Become a state and nationally certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist in this growing career field. Designed for counselors, educators, military service personnel, and criminal justice professionals, this certificate will expand your skills and knowledge in working with addicted persons and their families in just 6 online courses.    

Program Objectives

At completion of this certificate, you will be prepared to pass the national certification exam and state exam for Ohio to become a certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist.    

Career Possibilities

The Substance Abuse Prevention Certificate was developed by a team of academic specialists and practitioners in the field to help students and career professionals gain the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to work with the addicted population and those who have been affected by exposure to addictive behavior. Aspects of the program are well suited for those who come in contact with and may assist addicted persons and their families, including:

  • Probation, parole and corrections officers
  • Social workers and guidance counselors
  • Mental health professionals
  • Nurses and other medical staff
  • Psychiatrists and psychologists
  • Military personnel
  • Certified professionals who may want to enhance their career opportunities
  • Licensed professional counselors
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Additional Information

Find out more about the undergraduate Substance Abuse Prevention certificate curriculum.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 45 weeks.  

This program will cost $17,250 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ {N/A--Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students} of debt. 

Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: Ohio

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