NCADD Rochester

DePaul's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area provides research-based substance abuse and problem gambling prevention services to a diverse population through education, support, resources, advocacy and referral.

Addictions Counselor Credential Training

ACCT-TrainingThis comprehensive, 16-month Addictions Counselor Credential Training (ACCT) program trains individuals seeking the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) designation from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS). NCADD-RA provides the academic portion of the training, and also introduces students to local treatment sites for potential community internship placements.

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The ACCT program provides the 350 education hours required by the NYS OASAS for the CASAC. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at DePaul’s 1931 Buffalo Road office. Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrate writing, communication skills and counselor aptitude
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete the program’s screening process

A non-refundable registration fee is due upon application. The balance of the tuition may be paid in full prior to class or a payment plan may be requested.

For more information and to request a student application packet, call Jennifer Faringer, NCADD-RA Director, at (585) 719-3480.

College-level Credit

It may be possible to earn credit toward a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Empire State College while participating in or upon completion of the ACCT program. To learn more, contact SUNY Empire State College at (585) 224-3200.

For more information on Addictions Counselor Credential Training, please contact Jennifer Faringer, NCADD-RA Director, at (585) 719-3480 or