This fully online course prepares students for the State of Ohio CDCA Phase I certificate requirements.

Many social service and criminal justice agencies are now requiring Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant (CDCA) certification through the State of Ohio. In collaboration with Talbert House, the Criminology program has developed  a fully online course meeting the State of Ohio CDCA Phase I requirements. Topics include addiction knowledge, treatment knowledge, professionalism, evaluation, service coordination, documentation, and individual and group counseling.


Any Mount St. Joseph University student is eligible to enroll. In addition, a non-student may sign up for the course as a non-degree seeking student. While there are no pre-requisites for this course, Junior or Senior status is highly recommended OR is recommended for persons already working in the field and just starting the certificate process.

This course meets the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board (OCDP) requirements for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) Phase I.

The next start for the CDCA Phase I Certificate Requirements course is March 14th, 2016. The course will run from March 14th-May 6th.

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To learn more information about the CDCA Certificate online, visit our FAQ's page.


For more information, contact:
Jack Ballman: (513) 244-4228,