RAWM is a New York State OASAS Approved Provider and a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. (OASAS refers to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. NAADAC refers to the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.)
RAWM provides CASAC-related services (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) and credentialing services to become a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP), or Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) in the state of New York.
Grants for Qualified Applicants!
RAWM, in its continuous effort to train qualified counselors provides partial tuition grants to qualified applicants. Grants provided by RAWM are based on income and other extenuating circumstances. Grants range from $100-$1,000.
Applicants may apply for a grant via email that includes annual income amount and/or a description of extenuating circumstances. Responses are sent within 72 hours of receipt. Grant applicants should also have already completed the School Enrollment Application.
Applicants should be prepared to start classes within 30 days of being approved for a grant. The regular tuition cost for the entire 350-hour Classroom Program is $5,226.00
To apply, annual income must be $25,000 or less. The amount of the grant will be assessed and determined by RAWM
Become a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor CASAC
The 350-hour CASAC certification program is divided into four sections:
1) Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
2) Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling
3) Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management;
and Patient, Family and Community Education
4) Professional and Ethical Responsibility
The program to become a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) is 250 hours.
What Students Says About Our Courses…
I enrolled in Reaching Across the World CASAC program in October of 2011, two months after being released from an 18 year incarceration. Initially, I was skeptical about enrolling wondering if my criminal background would be a barrier to employment. The staff at RATW CASAC program not only assisted me in meeting the challenges of re-entry, the training I received prepared me to hit the ground running once I completed the training. Based on the education and support I received during the training and afterwards I steadily rose in the counseling field and hired as a Clinical Director in under five years. I whole-heartedly and with reservation would recommend Reaching Across the World to anyone seeking to enter the counseling field.
Contact Us Anytime
If you have questions about the courses you are eligible to take. Or, you can call the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS-OASAS) at 1 (800) 482-9564.