HRSA OWEP Paraprofessional

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This program is designed for community members and NC State students preparing to become behavioral health paraprofessionals focused on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. It funds The program will pay for continuing education courses required by the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board toward certification for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (formerly known as CSAC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), as well as community-based training, up to $3000.

Paraprofessionals seeking one of these credentials may be eligible:

  1. Alcohol and Drug Counselor (formerly known as CSAC)
    • Learn more about the Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential at the NCSAPPB website.
  2. Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS)

Note: Changes and updates are coming to the OWEP paraprofessional program. We are moving to a continuing education format that will allow students to move at their own pace through self-selected on-demand courses. The tentative start date is August 1, 2020. Stay tuned to this web page.

Application Process

Coming Soon

                     For additional questions, please contact Dr. Jodi Hall at