Substance Use Disorder Professional

The Substance Use Disorder 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 Substance Use Disorder Professional program course numbers related to Washington State SUDP educational requirements (WAC 246-811-030).

 

  1. Begin the Substance Use Disorder Professional degree program at Centralia College.
  2. Become a certified Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) by completing the SUDPT Application with the Washington Department of Health.
  3. Begin your internship (a minimum of 2,500 hours of experience is required; hours can be accumulated during your education).
  4. 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).

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
  • Schools
  • Probation Offices
  • Corrections Departments
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Prevention Programs

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits: 
93

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • 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
Winter Quarter
  • CDP 111 Counseling Techniques - 4 credits
  • CDP 220 Chemical Dependency & Family - 4 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • CDP 101 Drug & Alcohol Responses - 5 credits
  • CDP 250 Community Prevention - 3 credits
  • Quantitative Skills Distribution (M)** - 5 credits
  • SOC& 101 Intruction to Sociology - 5 credits

* CDP 100 is a prerequisite for all other CDP classes. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all CDP courses.

** Computational Skills Recommended: MATH& 107, MATH& 146, BTEC 120, or BUS 121

Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • 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
Winter Quarter
  • CDP 130 Assessment & Treatment Plans - 5 credits
  • CDP 210 Groups Within Treatment - 4 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • CDP 240 Relapse Prevention - 2 credits
  • CDP 280 CDP Supervised Practicum - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits

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