IUGS is an approved education provider offering courses that have been reviewed and are accepted for continuing education hours by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals as well as other certifying and licensing boards.
IUGS Addiction Studies Online Courses meet the nationally approved standards of education developed for the addiction counseling profession. In addition, our students are assured that the contact hours and continuing education (CE) credits/units provided will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), as well as acceptance by many of the state licensing/certification bodies.
IUGS is approved and is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/. The IC&RC has set the International standards for competency based certification programs through testing and credentialing of addiction professionals since 1981 and is the largest credentialing organization in the field.
The following countries are recognized by the IC&RC for licensing and certification:
Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Iceland, Guam, Germany, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Singapore, Scotland, United Kingdom and the United States excluding only the States of Alaska, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Wyoming.
On a part-time basis, most candidates are anticipated to complete their degree requirements within eighteen months. The determining criteria are dedication and the candidate’s previous academic and professional portfolio.