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30 hours


Online Self-paced



Payment Options: 

Due in full upon enrollment


Addictions Administrative Management Seminar
Length: 30 Hours Cost: $2,500


Admission Requirements: This course is for individuals who are in clinical positions and desire to move into executive leadership or start their own business, including private practice. Preferred that you have two year experience in addiction services. 


Textbooks: Achieving Excellence in the Management of Human Service Organizations.  Peter Kettner
Starting a Behavioral Healthcare Business. Dr. Rhonda G. Patrick
The NonProfit Handbook. Gary M. Grobman

Course Objectives
In this course you’ll learn how to organize and manage a successful addiction business.

Course Format
This a 30-hour seminar is available in a distance learning format, containing both asynchronous-learning at your own pace and synchronous virtual instruction.  The instructor-led synchronous virtual instruction is 1:1 instruction and is scheduled with the student upon successful completion of the asynchronous portion of the course.

Online Instruction (20 hours): Before your individual instruction, you must complete an online curriculum, which includes a deep dive into basic business management, program design and deployment, leadership, administrative functions, fiscal management.

Live Synchronous Virtual Class Instruction (10 hours): Upon completion of your online course, you will attend 10 hours a live instructor lead class instruction.  This may be provided in a combination of small group and individual instruction and coaching.  This will be scheduled via video conferencing.  During this session you will have an opportunity to clarify any content.  You will create a mock business and practice managing an addiction business.

Optional Additional Instruction (2 hour): After your class training, you can schedule an individualized mentoring session with the director at an additional costs of $150 per hour.

Upon completion of the online course, the live virtual training, and the online exam, you will be certified to manage addiction service program and/or organizations.  We may offer updates or refreshers occasionally; these will be at no cost to you. 

Online Course Topics

  • Starting a business- Business Basics 101

  • How the addiction industry works from an administrative lens

  • Specific administrative practices in addictions

    • Administrative

    • Human Resources

    • Financial

    • Other Legal Issues

  • Business Add On’s

    • Accreditation

    • Insurance Credentialing

    • Grants and Government Contracts


Virtual Class Topics       

  • Building a Business from Scratch

  • Managing an Existing Business

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