Chemical Dependency Professional
The Chemical Dependency Professional program is for adults who want rewarding careers in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Students who complete the degree and an internship fulfill Washington Administrative Code requirements toward a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) certification.
Download the Crosswalk (pdf): The crosswalk outlines the Chemical Dependency program course numbers related to Washington State SUDP educational requirements (WAC 246-811-030).
Steps to Become a SUDP
- Begin the Chemical Dependency Professional degree program at Centralia College.
- Become a certified Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) by completing the SUDPT Application with the Washington Department of Health.
- Begin your internship (a minimum of 2,500 hours of experience is required; hours can be accumulated during your education).
- Pass a certification test.
When all of the above steps are completed, students are eligible to apply for credentials from Washington State as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP).
Career Opportunities Washington State is currently experiencing a shortage of Substance Use Disorder Professionals (SUDPs). Certified SUDPs work in many different treatment settings:
- Residential and Outpatient Facilities
- Probation Offices
- Corrections Departments
- Mental Health Agencies
- Prevention Programs
Chemical Dependency Professional Education Plan
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits: 93
- CDP 100 Chemical Dependency Introduciton - 5 credits
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I OR WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace - 5 credits
- IT 117 Introduction to Windows OS - 3 credits
- PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits
- CDP 111 Counseling Techniques - 4 credits
- CDP 220 Chemical Dependency & Family - 4 credits
- Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
- PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology - 5 credits
- CDP 101 Drug & Alcohol Responses - 5 credits
- CDP 250 Community Prevention - 3 credits
- MATH& 107 Math in Society* - 5 credits
- SOC& 101 Intruction to Sociology - 5 credits
* MATH& 146 and BUS 121 are optional math courses.
- CDP 120 CDP Law and Ethics - 4 credits
- CDP 140 Counseling Adolescents - 3 credits
- CDP 230 CDP Cultural Diversity - 3 credits
- CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
- CDP 130 Assessment & Treatment Plans - 5 credits
- CDP 210 Groups Within Treatment - 4 credits
- Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
- CDP 240 Relapse Prevention - 2 credits
- CDP 280 CDP Supervised Practicum - 5 credits
- HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits