Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum Endorsement

The Curriculum Endorsement is an official Board endorsement of degree programs. The Endorsement assures that persons entering the field of chemical dependency counseling have met the minimum requirements for formal education necessary for licensure. The Endorsement assures that degree programs meet acceptable levels of standards and are applicable toward Board licensure. Endorsement by the Board may be included in the education institution's promotional material and provides programs greater ability to attract students interested in working in chemical dependency. In addition, students will be assured that the education they are pursuing will meet the formal education requirements for Board licensure. Endorsement represents an opportunity for the partnership of education institutions and the Board to assure high quality training.

Participating institutions will be required to follow a process of application, committee review and a possible site visit evaluation. Each site visit will be conducted by a team of professionals trained to perform these evaluations. The visiting team will include members of the Education Committee, staff of the Board and regionally licensed professionals.

List of Endorsed Bachelor Degree Programs - None available at this time

Bachelor's Degree Curriculum Endorsement Manual & Application ( For informational purposes only at this time; the Board is not currently accepting bachelor's degree endorsement applications) .  The Education and Training Committee of the OCDP Board also recommends that potential applicants have completed at least one year of their program before applying for the endorsement.