CASAC Training

May 4th Update: In response to the current health crisis, OTI is offering its CASAC program online effective today, May 4, 2020.

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

In-person classes will resume once state and local guidelines permit.

We are accepting applications to the program and will do interviews remotely.  Please feel free to apply to the program in the location you prefer to attend here. Please check our homepage regularly for more immediate updates related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.


Prospective CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) students can find more information of our 350-hour CASAC program, approved by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports, on the link below :

  • 350-hour CASAC Training Program: Offers the full CASAC curriculum and is geared towards aspiring substance abuse counselors who are expecting to enter the field or are interested in a career change.

Throughout their enrollment, students are exposed to an array of instructional methods including lectures, discussions, role-playing scenarios, case studies, and more in an online format.