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Mark Langton
Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies

Whether you're a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, addictions counselor, registered nurse or psychologist, UC Berkeley Extension meets your professional development and licensing needs. Our instructors are leading researchers and clinicians who offer the latest approaches to challenging issues you face.

Certificate Programs and Professional Programs of Study in Behavioral Health Sciences

Certificate Program in
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies

1.8
CEU
22
21—22 semester units to complete
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Certificate Programs

  • highest level of academic achievement offered by UC Berkeley Extension
  • minimum of 140 hours of coursework
  • usually 6–8 required courses and electives
  • achieve intellectual mastery and technical expertise in your chosen field
  • qualifies as an academic credential, which may be included on a résumé

Professional Programs of Study

  • focused subject concentrations
  • usually 3 or more coordinated courses
  • develop a skill set within a specific area or discipline
  • can carry continuing education units (CEU) or other professional licensure credits

Courses in Behavioral Health Sciences

Pick and choose the courses that work for your educational goals, schedule and needs. Enrolling in a course is as simple as:

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  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
If your course is currently not available, it will be in an upcoming term. If you'd like to be notified when a certain course is available for enrollment, please contact the academic department to learn when the course will be available.

Enrolling in any of the online courses listed below is as easy as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
Learn more about learning in the online environment.

Courses are offered in Berkeley, San Francisco or Belmont. Enrolling in any of the classroom courses listed below is as easy as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout

Please use the course search to find courses within this area of study.