CASAC certificate programs meet New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) regulatory requirements, are delivered by expert industry practitioners and are designed for you to successfully attain your NYS credential. The training provides participants with all the knowledge, skills and professional techniques related to becoming an effective and compassionate chemical dependence counselor. The entire CASAC program comprises 13 subject areas (350hrs). All students are required to take the CORE (4 subject areas) (135hrs). Students may be required to take all or a combination of the remaining 9 subject areas based on academic assessment of prior credentials. Applicants with advanced degrees may have sections of the program waived, pending NYS OASAS approval.