350 Hour CASAC Trainee Education Program

Please read all of the following before proceeding to the application

Entrance Requirements 
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age. 
  • Applicants must reside 51 percent of the time in New York State
  • Applicants must possess at least a HS Diploma or GED

Perspective students will be required to submit a completed application which includes a 500 word essay as described on the application. Persons not possessing a college degree will be expected to take a Training Readiness Screening Test. This screening tool is used to test applicants in the areas of grammar, sentence structure and spelling only. Applicants must also participate in a pre-admission interview. Persons interested in applying to the program may request an application by calling our main office at 516-442-1967 or by sending an email to

To apply you can fill in the form below or download a paper copy, fill it out and mail it in. If you would like to mail in the application and/or any of the needed documents, please download the checklist and include it in your envelope. 

If you are filling out the form below, please be prepared to upload the following:
  • An official transcript of your highest level of education (ie, high school diploma, GED, college transcript)*.
  • 500 word essay (typed) as described below*.
  • If possible, latest copy of your resume.
  • Copy of 2 most recent pay stubs or letter of financial support (if you are not employed)*.
*Please note: you will not be able to submit your application without these documents uploaded.

500 word essay
Please explain why you would like to enter the CASAC Trainee Program. If you wish, you may include your personal past experience with substance abuse or how you have been personally affected by a friend or family member's struggle with addiction.
Financial Assistance
If you are seeking financial assistance, please be prepared to also upload any of the following that apply*:
  • 1040 form from the prior year
  • HRA Budget Letter
  • Unemployment Benefit Information
  • Social Security Benefits Information
*If you'd like to mail these documents, please download the checklist, check the box regarding Financial Assistance and include it in the envelope with your documents.

The application fee is $75. We can not process your application until we receive your payment. You can pay online by selecting the PAY APPLICATION FEE button below or mailing it in with your checklist.
Once your application has been received, we will send you an email to confirm receipt of your application. When your completed application packet is reviewed, you will be called to schedule an Admissions Interview (please arrive on time). Immediately following the admissions interview, applicants will be expected to take a Training Readiness Screening Test. This screening tool is used to test applicants in the areas of grammar, sentence structure and spelling only.

If accepted, you will be notified via email or telephone. The review board will determine if you are eligible for partial scholarship. Tuition is payable in monthly installments for all students, including those receiving partial scholarship.

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Please list any past work and/or volunteer experience (formal or informal), that may be relevant to becoming a CASAC-Trainee.

If you're seeking financial assistance, please upload any of the following documents that apply

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