Pathway to LCADC
Dual-licensed clinicians (LCADC / LCSW or LPC) will be the clinical leaders in NJ. Fulfill the LCSW & LCADC educational requirements and receive supervised internship hours while earning your MSW or the LCADC educational hours as a postgraduate.
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 or 5 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
- 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
- Incoming MSW students who wish to earn their LCADC education hours while taking the courses required for the MSW degree
- Incoming 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. Through one application, you can apply to the ACT, Aging & Health, and Violence Against Women and Children Certificate programs. (Certificate program Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-being is not accepting applicants this spring.)
The application opens February 15 and the link to the application is https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TjV0AYImGQw7Od .
For current MSW students in the Traditional (on campus) MSW program - MARCH 1
For Advanced Standing students beginning the Traditional (on campus) MSW program in May - APRIL 1
For Postgrads (those who already hold an advanced clinical degree) - APRIL 1
For new students beginning the Traditional (on campus) MSW program in the Fall - MAY 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.