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Centaur College is a private non-profit college offering world class Fast-Track counseling certification programs in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Counseling Certification Program

Do you have a desire to work in the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling, but need the required education to obtain counseling certification? You are not here by accident!

Our counseling certification school located in Costa Mesa, California, is one of the fastest ways you can get certified to start counseling. Whether you were referred to us by the CAADAC (California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) website, where we are listed as an Officially Approved school, or by a treatment center / sober living facility – we can provide you with the qualifications needed to begin or further your career as an Addiction Counselor.

Upon completion of our Chemical Dependency Counseling (CDC) Program, you will be able to work as a counselor immediately and will be eligible for the CAADAC Certification and Exam



Find everything you need about our Chemical Dependency Counselor Program on our catalog and forms provided.

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Enroll to our Chemical Dependency Program now. Become certified in a short period of time with our Fast-Track option.



CDC Program

This program prepares you for various environments related to employment in recovery and alcoholism.

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About Us

The mission of Centaur College is to develop human resources, while discovering and extending knowledge in the field of recovery and substance abuse treatment. Our goal is to apply practical application within the fields of addiction and human services beyond the boundaries of our campus, and to stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellect, humane sensitivities, scientific, professional and technological expertise with a firm direction toward purposeful education and addiction physiology.

Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, training and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of Centaur, is the search for truth.

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