The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH) is offering a Co-Occurring Disorders Competency Certificate. The program offers a skills-based professional certification to clinicians seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills when working with clients with co-occurring disorders. Co- Occurring Disorders (COD) refers to people having both a severe mental illness illness (such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder) and a substance use disorder.


Certification requires both completion of a Written Exam and an applied Comprehensive Practice Rating where students demonstrate the successful application of knowledge.


To prepare for the exams students can participate in an online course series and a face to face practicum skills workshop. Not sure if this is right for you and your practice?  The introductory online course is offered free of charge.


Following the completion of the practice rating there is an option to schedule an individual detailed review of the rating.



Additional Details

Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Substance Use Disorders/Addictions and/or related subjects from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Current credential or license in substance use or mental health disorders and/or related counseling subjects (social work, mental health counseling, psychology) issued by a state or credentialing authority.
Required fields are indicated by .