Pathway to LCADC
Dual-licensed clinicians (LCADC/LCSW or LPC) will be the clinical leaders in NJ. The Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate program can help you become one of these specialized and in-demand clinicians!
The Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate program provides:
- All the required LCADC education hours in a 6-course curriculum
- Convenient hybrid course format that reduces in-class hours to 4 days per semester
- Courses on Fridays in New Brunswick and Saturdays in Camden and Newark
- All the required supervised field hours in a DMHAS-approved treatment organization (Posgrads employed at an NJSAMS agency may be able to apply their employment hours toward the experience hours required for the Certificate)
- Preparation for the application process and licensing exams
- Individualized advising and specialized workshops
- Mentorship from dual-credentialed clinicians and other addiction professionals
Who can apply?
- Clinicians with a masters or doctorate in a counseling/mental health discipline who wish to earn their LCADC
- MSW students who wish to earn their LCADC education hours while taking the courses required for the MSW degree
- Masters or doctoral students in other counseling disciplines wishing to earn their LCADC education hours while completing their degree
The ACT application is part of a common Certificates application which will be open September 1 through October 20.
The link to the application is https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1KQw34twHG8OgWp . The link will become active on September 1.
If you have questions about whether you are eligible to apply to ACT, please email ACT@ssw.rutgers.edu.
Note: For MSW students, ACT is compatible with the traditional (on campus) program only; students must be in the clinical specialization.