Applying to the chemical dependency professional program

Chemical dependency professional - degree and certificate
Chemical dependency professional - alternative training

Chemical dependency professional - degree and certificate

Fall 2019: Applications are now being accepted for the chemical dependency professional program, associate degree and certificate programs for fall 2019. Application deadline is May 17 at 5 pm. Entry into the program is on a first come first serve basis, with a prioritization for students who are intending to take a majority of the core requirements at Whatcom Community College. In order for an application to be considered complete, all related materials must be received by the registration office. Please see the application checklist for the list of items that must be included.

You must complete the following steps by the program application deadline to be considered for program acceptance:

Step 1 - Apply to Whatcom Community College

Students must be enrolled at WCC and have an active student identification number (SID) in order to apply to the chemical dependency professional program and pay related fees. You must be at least 18 years old by the start of chemical dependency professional program classes to be accepted into the chemical dependency professional program.

Apply to WCC online or request a WCC application by email at admit@whatcom.edu, by phone (360) 383-3001, or in person at the entry/advising office, LDC 116. Once you receive your SID number, proceed to STEP 2.

Step 2 - Find your math and English starting point

Find your best starting point for English and math classes. Call or contact an advisor for input and help with this process at 360.383.3080 or advise@whatcom.edu. Note that Whatcom accepts placement decisions from other colleges in Washington.

Step 3 - Meet with an advisor and attend an information session

Entry & Advising
Laidlaw Center 116
advise@whatcom.edu
p 360.383.3080 | f 360.383.3081

STEP 4 - Obtain and complete chemical dependency professional program application packet

Download the chemical dependency professional program application packet, or contact registration@whatcom.edu, or by phone at 360-383-3030.

STEP 5 - Pay application fee

Once the selective entry application is filled out, students must pay the application fee ($25) and Washington State Patrol background check fee ($12) on or before the application deadline. Students are required to submit proof of payment within the application.

STEP 6 - Submit the chemical dependency professional application form and supporting materials by the application deadline

Submit the completed chemical dependency professional program application packet and all required supporting documentation in one complete packet. 

Background check information

Practicum placements, employment, and state certificate require a background check. WCC will conduct a Washington State Patrol background check on chemical dependency professional applicants. Results of the background check will be given to the behavioral health program coordinator. Students with criminal history may be required to meet with the program coordinator to discuss eligibility for state certification and practicum placement.

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Chemical dependency professional - alternative training

Fall 2019 cohort: Chemical dependency professional - alternative training program applications for fall 2019 will be available in June. Please check back for application information.

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