The Department of Addictions
and Rehabilitation Studies offers four certificate programs: Military and
Trauma Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, and
Vocational Evaluation. These programs allow students to acquire core content
that may assist in becoming recognized or certified in certain specialized
professional practice areas. The certificate is open to individuals with a
bachelor's degree, students enrolled in graduate programs, or individuals with
a graduate degree. Admission requirements include a minimum 2.7 GPA and a
statement of purpose. Students need to apply through the ECU Graduate School
and list the specific certificate program. See individual certificate webpage for additional admission and retention policies.
Certificate programs should not be confused with any state or national certification or license.
The following document provides a model for listing certificate programs versus professional credentials on a resume/vita:
DARS' Graduate Certificate Programs Disclaimer (pdf)