Program Description: The Addiction Counseling certificate program at Chesapeake College fulfills the increasing appeal for trained counselors in the substance use field. Our certificate program offers the coursework that the State of Maryland requires for trainee status certification. With Maryland’s state trainee status certificate, a student can begin working in the addictions field with supervision from an addiction agency. While working under their trainee status, a student can continue taking courses at Chesapeake College toward an A.A.S in Human Services. Upon completion of the A.A.S. in Human Services the Chesapeake College graduate can then apply for a higher addictions certification, CSC-AD, with the State of Maryland.