Program Description

The SUDC Specialization Certificate is for learners who hold or are in the process of gaining licensure as a professional counselor, certified social worker or marriage and family therapist in the state of Wisconsin and seek Substance Abuse Specialty certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor per the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements.

Completion of this certificate will help make the learner eligible for an SUDC Specialty, the equivalent of the Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) credential in Wisconsin.

Approximate Cost

Tuition: $1404 , Books: $207

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Support professional growth and responsibility related to working in the substance abuse field
  • Apply an ethical decision-making process to personal and professional situations
  • Identify key issues related to public and organizational policy
  • Evaluate the impact of community organization in specific to substance abuse prevention
  • Develop education and skill development specific to the prevention process


The SUDC Specialization Certificate is a 12 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the SUDC Specialization Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

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We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.