350-Hour CASAC Training Program

May 4th Update: In response to the current health crisis, OTI is offering its CASAC program online effective today, May 4, 2020. We continue to accept applications to the program and will do interviews remotely. 

Classes in the 350- hour program are scheduled as follows:

  • Richmond Hill, Queens Program – T, W, Th:  6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Brentwood, LI Program – M, T, W:  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Please be aware that we are preparing for the possibility of transferring back to in-person classes once state and local guidelines permit.

Feel free to apply to the program in the location you prefer to attend on your application.

Please note that whichever campus/location you choose eventually the expectation will be that once state and local guidelines permit in-person classes that you will transition to in-person classes at the physical location you select on your application. For example, if you choose the program located in the Richmond Hill Location once in-person classes resume you will be expected to attend classes in-person at the Richmond Hill, Queens location.

You will be notified far advance of the transition from virtual classes to in-person.

Please check our homepage regularly for more immediate updates related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.


Outreach Training Institute (OTI) provides the education needed to become a CASAC. New York State’s CASAC credential validates your skills working with individuals affected by substance use disorders. Students who complete CASAC training with OTI hit the ground running with the educational foundation to help a broad range of clients, from adolescents to adults, in different settings and modalities.

Our dedicated team of trainers and advisors pace and guide students through the 350-hour CASAC Diploma program. We offer a structured schedule that takes approximately 11-12 months to complete, offered in New York City and Long Island.

For more information about OTI, please view our FAQs page!

Interested individuals can now submit applications by completing our online application via Google Forms.


OTI Calendar

This calendar is an All-in-One schedule for CASAC Training, Professional Development Training, and Re-Credentialing Courses