Steps to Become a CASAC


Step 1: Complete 350 clock hours of training:

For former Adelphi School of Social Work Graduates, Adelphi provides a certificate for 350 clock hours of training.  For graduates of other graduate programs, we will provide a certificate for either 45 or 85 clock hours (section 1) that you will need to submit along with your transcript from your graduate school)

Step 2: Submit an application to OASAS (PART A-only).

  1. Adelphi Certificate of Training
  2. 100.00 application processing fee.
  3. Copy of highest education completed (diploma or transcript).


Step 3: Take Exam

Step 4: Work Experience

  • For all Master’s level professionals you will need to complete 2000 hours (of the 6000) of work experience in a qualified substance use setting.
  • Each field work experience in a substance use agency qualifies for an additional 600 hours of training to be added to the 2000 hours.

Step 5: Submit Part B and C of the application documenting the following:

  • Passing exam
  • Completed work experience.

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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