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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817


 To apply for admission to the University of the Pacific’s Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate Program, please submit the following items:

  1. SUBMIT: A completed application (Complete the online application below), including:

    • An essay (250 words minimum) answering the following questions: Why are you applying to our program, what do you feel are the most important characteristics of a substance abuse counselor, and what are your professional goals after completing this program.

    • Two letters of reference from individuals who have knowledge of your interest and ability to become a substance abuse counselor (excluding family members).

    • OPTIONAL: Transcripts and course descriptions of any college or university coursework or degrees. Previous coursework could potentially waive certain classes in this program.
      Please submit the Equivalency Form along with transcripts. Transcripts will not be evaluated unless the equivalency form is completed. (Please make sure to save a copy of the form)
  2. PAY: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (or $100 late applicaiton fee).


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