Georgia Addiction Counseling Schools and State Licensure Information



According to the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA), the requirements for Licensure to become a certified Addiction Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), you will need the following:


  • Master’s Degree (or higher)
  • The course work through an accredited college or university to match the application
  • Four years of supervision and direction under an LPC
  • Take the National Counselors Exam (NCE)


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The GACA – Georgia Addiction Counselors Associations gives a detailed certification overview, which can be found by visiting their website hereThe GACA also issues two credentials for addiction counselors:

  • Certified Addiction Counselor, (CACI) Level I
  • Certified Addiction Counselor, (CACII) Level II


Schools Offering Addictions Counseling Training in GA

There are several schools that offer Addiction Counseling programs/courses throughout Georgia. We have listed three accredited institutions that offer the highest level of education to pursue a career as an Addiction Counselor.


Armstrong Atlantic State University

AASU offers a Master’s Degree in Public Health, which includes core concepts and training in Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information please visit


Paine College

Paine College offers courses and programs focusing on Therapy and Counseling. Students can work towards their Bachelor Degree, through Social Sciences programs. Majors include Sociology and Psychology.

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Clark Atlanta University

CAU consists of four schools each with a specific focus, including pursuing a Ph. D in Social Work. CAU also has a Master of Social Work Program.

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