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: 
95

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • SUDP 100 Intro to SUDP* - 5 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I OR WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) - 3 credits
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • SUDP 110 Counseling Techniques - 4 credits
  • SUDP 120 Substance Use & Family - 4 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution (NS) - 5 credits
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • SUDP 130 Drug & Alcohol Responses - 5 credits
  • PSYC& 220 Abnormal Psychology OR BTEC 120 Applied Business Math - 5 credits
  • Quantitative Skills Distribution (M)** - 5 credits

* SUDP 100 is a prerequisite for all other CDP classes. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all CDP courses. ** Quantitative Skills Recommended: MATH& 107 or MATH& 146

Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • SUDP 200 CDP Law and Ethics - 4 credits
  • SUDP 220 Counseling Adolescents - 3 credits
  • SUDP 210 Cultural Diversity - 3 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • SUDP 230 Assessment & Treatment Plans - 5 credits
  • SUDP 240 Group Counseling - 5 credits
  • SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • SUDP 250 Relapse Prevention - 2 credits
  • SUDP 260 Supervised Practicum - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits

Coming Soon!

Contact

Shyla Rabe, MS, SUDP
SUDP Instructor
Healthcare and Industrial Trades
Office:  TAC 310
360-623-8695
Email Shyla Rabe
Jake Fay
Dean of Instruction
Healthcare and Industrial Trades
Office:  TEC 114E
360-623-8963
Email Jake Fay