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Your pathway to the 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 currently closed.  It will reopen during the spring semester - check back in February for exact dates.

The ACT application is part of a common Certificates application.  Students may apply to any of four Certificate programs - ACT, Aging & Health, Child & Adolescent Well-being, Violence Against Women and Children - through this one application.  

If you have questions about whether you are eligible to apply to ACT, please email

Note:  For MSW students, ACT is compatible with the traditional (on campus) MSW program only; students must be in the Clinical specialization.


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