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DSAMH Training and Development Opportunities

2022 Training Opportunities 

The DSAMH Training Office provides or facilitates workshops that are offered throughout the State of Delaware, and that are developed and presented by faculty who are experts in the fields of recovery from mental illness, substance use conditions, and gambling-related problems. DSAMH offers new and innovative trainings, ensuring that behavioral health practitioners have access to the latest evidence-based treatment modalities and best practices material.  In compliance with certification requirement, certificate of training will only be issued to those who register for and complete an active workshop.  For additional training office policy and procedures please see link below.

CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) Fall Flyer 2022

The Fall 2022 CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) series of workshops is now open for registration! The series begins on Tuesday, October 4th and runs each Tuesday, Thursday, and alternate Wednesdays until November 17th from 5:00-7:00p.

*Important Note: All registration is occurring through our new LMS (Learning Management System) Relias. Please CLICK HERE to access the flyer and register for workshops.


Q: Can I take one or all of the sessions?
A: Take the entire series or as many sessions as you would like; each workshop is "stand-alone" in regards to content.

Q: Who can benefit from taking these workshops?
A: SUD Professionals who want to brush up on their skills in preparation for taking a certification examination; This series is intended for Substance Use Professionals who want to refresh their knowledge of Substance Use Disorders and basic counseling concepts in their preparation for taking the CADC or NCAC-1 examinations. The workshops are also for those interested in learning more about Substance Use conditions and interacting with individuals with a SUD

Q: Are there CE credits associated with these workshops?
A: Yes, the workshops are approved by DCB, NAADAC, NBCC and NASW-DE. Participants assume responsibility for ensuring that the certificate of training will be accepted by their professional accreditation organization. In compliance with certification requirements, CE workshop certificates will be issued to those who register for and complete an entire workshop.

Q: By taking these workshops, will I be eligible to take the CADC or the NCAC-1 examination?
A: All information related to eligibility to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor can be found on the Delaware Certification Board’s website, https://www.decertboard.org/certifications. All information related to eligibility to become a National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I from NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, can be found at NAADAC’s website, https://wwwnaadac.org/ncac-i

Continuing Education Hours 

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Office applies to numerous certification and professional licensing boards to request those entities’ approval for many of the Training Office’s educational offerings.

Policies and Procedures

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Office policies and procedures governing the administration of workforce development activities are included in this document.

Student Program  

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training Office provides oversight to student internship field placement opportunities for those from  higher education.



Contact us - dsamh.training@delaware.gov or 302-255-9480

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Visit https://dsamh.training.reliaslearning.com/ to create an account, view current workforce development offerings, register for a training, access your training history, complete workshop evaluations and to print your training certificate.  Creating an account is free for state of Delaware employees and non-state of Delaware employees.

Legal Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented in the independent educational offerings facilitated through the DSAMH Training Office do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Health and Social Services or the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and should not be construed as such.