These fully online courses prepare students for the State of Ohio CDCA Phase I and Phase II certificate requirements. 

Click here for Ohio CDCA frequently asked questions.

Many social service and criminal justice agencies are now requiring Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant (CDCA) certification through the State of Ohio. In collaboration with Talbert House, the Social Work program has developed fully online courses that meet the State of Ohio CDCA Phase I and Phase II requirements. Topics include addiction knowledge, treatment knowledge, professionalism, evaluation, service coordination, documentation, and individual and group counseling.


The Mount offers two courses that meet the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board (OCD) requirements for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) Phase I and Phase II. Phase I begins in January 2020 while the classes for Phase II begin in Fall 2020. This schedule allows for ample time to complete all of the state requirements.



Any Mount St. Joseph University degree-seeking student is eligible to enroll. In addition, a non-Mount student may sign up for the courses as a non-degree seeking student. While there are no pre-requisites for the CDCA Phase I course, Junior or Senior status is highly recommended OR is recommended for persons already working in the field and just starting the certificate process.


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To learn more information about the CDCA courses, visit our FAQ's page.



For more information on how to register for the courses, contact:
Casey O'Neill at 513-244-4598,



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