Academy History




ACADEMY FOR ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, is an institution of higher learning located in South Florida - our faculty is dedicated to guiding our students as they grow and develop, putting them on a successful path for life. We adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body, taking into account the many ways in which students learn. 


Did you ever want to work with

Substance Abusers & Mental Health Disorders?

Give something back to the community? Are you in recovery and want to explore what it would be like to help others? Are you a Psychologist, Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist looking to acquire priceless and rewarding advanced skills that will help you with your clients and differentiate you within your profession?


Are you working as a Mental Health/Behavioral Health Tech in the field and want to move into a clinical paraprofesional or professional counseling position, but lack the credentials to do so. Let us help, and guide you toward your goal of becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor and/or Professional in Florida, National, and International boards. We are a premier "in the classroom" and online training program.




The Academy for Addictive Disorders

wants to welcome each and every student to challenge themselves to be the very best professional in the field. Academy president says;


"Teaching is more than just imparting knowledge. Our primary directive is to cultivate a love of learning in our students. To make sure we help each student become the very best in their field."



Courses offered in classroom or online! 


Most students complete

(25 cr. - 360 hrs.) of addiction counseling educational requirements in as little as 12 months.


 Education at AFAD is accepted by all International &

National Boards for Addiction Professionals.


*Specialty Course take less time and depends which Specialty Courses you're taking! 


Please contact us for more information. 




Official Certification Requirements Provided by

The Florida Certification Board.


If you live in a different state or country

please check with your board and

send requirements to

for our review.


If you're in Florida please select the "PDF " that applies to your desired education program for full licensure requirements;


MCAP Official Requirements
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CAP Official Requirements
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CAC Official Requirements
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CET Official Requirements
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CMHP Official Requirements
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CGAC Official Requirements
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CRRA Official Requirements
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CRSS Official Requirements
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CTTS Official Requirements
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CPP Official Requirements
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CBHT Official Requirements
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Contact us


"Excellence in Education"


Tel: (561) 617-3437

Fax: (954) 533-3834



Or use our

online form

Office Hours

We can be reached during the following hours:


Monday - Friday:

9 AM - 5 PM EST.


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Florida Certification Board

Approved Provider # 5267 - A

The Academy for Addictive Disorders works together with the State Board of Addictions Professionals to keep our educational curriculum to its highest standards, and our faculty continue working in their chosen fields so they can deliver innovative & relevant education to the student body.


Florida Certification Board.
1715 S. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-6314
FAX: (850) 222-6247

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