CASAC Training

March 17th Update: In an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible in light of the ongoing uncertainties related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending Outreach Training Institute’s CASAC classes. We are, however, still able to receive and process applications, and are willing to provide interviews over the phone. 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 choose from two different course programs approved by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports:

  • 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.
  • 85-hour Postgraduate CASAC Training Opportunity: Offers a condensed CASAC curriculum for Master’s level behavioral health professionals who may require the credential for enhancement of their clinical experience and education.

Throughout their enrollment, students interact with over 15 different instructors/advisors and are exposed to an array of classroom instructional methods including lectures, discussions, role-playing scenarios, case studies, and more.