Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Addictions and Substance Abuse Profession Certificate


The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing a career working in the addiction and substance abuse field. Completion of the certificate program meets partial requirement for state certification as an addiction professional (CAP). According to the Florida Certification Board, the CAP designation is a professional substance abuse credential for people who assess, develop and provide substance abuse treatment services and plans. Individuals holding the CAP are recognized/hold the practice rights of “qualified professionals” per Chapter 397, F.S. Therefore, this credential will allow students to practice in substance abuse field. This certificate program is beneficial to persons in sociology, social work, psychology, criminology, pre-med, nursing, and any closely related human service field.

Certificate Requirements

GPA Requirements

An overall USF GPA of at least 2.50 must be maintained.

Grading Requirement

A grade of “B” (not B-) must be obtained in all courses applying toward the certificate.

Advising Information

Email Vicky Buckles (vbuckles@usf.edu) with questions.