Substance Use Disorder Professional
The Substance Use Disorder Professional program is for adults who want rewarding careers in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Students who complete the degree and an internship fulfill Washington Administrative Code requirements toward a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) certification.
Download the Crosswalk (pdf): The crosswalk outlines the Substance Use Disorder Professional program course numbers related to Washington State SUDP educational requirements (WAC 246-811-030).
- Begin the Substance Use Disorder Professional degree program at Centralia College.
- Become a certified Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) by completing the SUDPT Application with the Washington Department of Health.
- Begin your internship (a minimum of 2,500 hours of experience is required; hours can be accumulated during your education).
- Pass a certification test.
When all of the above steps are completed, students are eligible to apply for credentials from Washington State as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP).
Washington State is currently experiencing a shortage of Substance Use Disorder Professionals (SUDPs). Certified SUDPs work in many different treatment settings:
- Residential and Outpatient Facilities
- Probation Offices
- Corrections Departments
- Mental Health Agencies
- Prevention Programs
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits: 95
* SUDP 100 is a prerequisite for all other CDP classes. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all CDP courses. ** Quantitative Skills Recommended: MATH& 107 or MATH& 146
Note: Students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree should seek the guidance of an advisor.
Shyla Rabe, MS, SUDP
Healthcare and Industrial Trades
Office: TAC 310
Email Shyla Rabe