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Community Addictions Training

Nechi Institute’s Community Addictions Training (CAT) Certificate offers students training in alcohol and drug counselling skills. This program consists of eight courses; each course relates to and builds on skills learned during the previous course.

Course list

Students attend classes which are 5 and ½ days in length and travel to our Centre for a total of eight weeks during a ten-month period. This program is also offered as an eight-week summer session. 


  • Pre-requisite is one-year sobriety (if you have a history of addictions).
  • Each course in the Community Addictions Training Certificate Program is approved for 45 hours study credit by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification.