Admission to the chemical dependency professional certificate and associate in science degree programs is by special application. Selection will prioritize applicants who are intending to complete at least 75% of core requirements within three years of admittance into the the chemical dependency professional certificate or degree at Whatcom Community College. Complete applications will be accepted on a first come / first serve basis. The sooner a complete application is submitted, the more likely the applicant will be accepted into the program. There are 25 total spots available for the certificate and degree program.
Fall 2018: Applications to the program starting fall 2018 will continue to be accepted up to the start of the program only while spots remain available. This web page will be updated when the program is no longer accepting applications.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
p 360.383.3080 | f 360.383.3081
STEP 4 - Obtain and complete Chemical Dependency Professional selective entry application forms
Download the Application for Selective Entry: Chemical Dependency Professional or, contact email@example.com, or by phone at 360 383-3030.
STEP 5 - Pay application fee
Students must pay the application fee ($25) and Washington State Patrol background check fee ($12) on or before the application deadline.
STEP 6 - Submit the chemical dependency professional application form and supporting materials by the application deadline
Submit the completed Chemical Dependency Professional application form 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.
Apply now for fall 2018! To apply to the Chemical Dependency Professional - Alternative Training program, complete the WCC CDP Alternative Training application and email it to Luanne Peel. The application deadline for the fall 2018 cohort is 5 pm on August 17, 2018. Late applications will be retained and considered only if needed to fill the classes.