All addiction education courses offered by the Centre for Continuing Education have been approved for a specified number of education hours by the Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and the Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation. The designations issued by professional associations can further enhance your career potential.
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada
Each of the courses is recognized for 33 hours of continuing professional development education to maintain the RRP designation through the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada.
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
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All courses in the Addiction Education Program are approved for a specified number of continuing education hours through the CACCF.
Please click HERE for course equivalencies.
For students who are considering application to the qualifying examination with the C.A.C.C.F. for the International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor designation (I.C.A.D.C.), please consult with the CACCF
regarding basic education requirements. In addition, contact the Program Manager for assistance in planning course selection based on these guidelines. Those interested students working towards the Certificate in Addiction Studies should consider these requirements when selecting their 15 units of study. Please see the basic education requirements listed above.
In all cases, students register with CCE at the course level (i.e. when registering in a course offered by CCE). In most cases, students must also register at the program level with the association or institute.
It is the responsibility of the students to comply with the program admission and course requirements of the professional association or institute. Each organization has its own requirements regarding application, admission, program and membership. Students should contact the organization for detailed information concerning their program.
Students who wish to pursue a McMaster University Certificate or Diploma, in conjunction with their external designation, should contact the Centre for Continuing Education.