Our primary business is training behavioral health workers who desire a Certified Addiction Counselor credential in the State of Colorado.  All our courses are approved by the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health and are offered either online, as hybrid models (online and live), or fully live.  All count toward the CAC credential or licensure. 

Online Courses

Each of our online courses is specifically approved by Colorado DBH for online delivery.  Our instructors are experienced online teachers.  Courses are time-limited, self-paced (with due dates for forum posts and assignments), instructor-led courses. Participants can expect to spend the same number of hours on the online course as they would in a live classroom.

Successfully completing an online course requires personal discipline and scheduling time each day for your coursework.

Online participants do not miss work or spend time or money on travel. Coursework can be done any time of the day as long as forums and assignments are posted when due. Assignments and forum postings count toward the pass/fail grade, and exams are taken online.

Training hours distribution is as follows:

1-day (7 hour) courses are offered over one week.

2-day (14 hour) courses are offered over two or three weeks.

3-day (21 hour) courses are offered over 3 weeks.

Hybrid Courses

We offer two hybrid courses:  Group Counseling Skills and Motivational Interviewing.  Our instructors like this model very much, since students spend a week online with the didactic material, and show up for the live practice well prepared to get right to skills practice.  Students have been very pleased with the model as well.  Group Counseling Skills live practice is offered in Grand Junction only; Motivational Interviewing live practice is offered in Grand Junction as well as Colorado Springs.

Hybrid courses give 21 hours of training credit parsed in the following way:

7 hours over one week online

14 hours over two days live

Live Courses

Certain skills-based courses and advanced courses must be taught live.  Those courses are:

Level I:     Addiction Counseling Skills - 3 days

Level II:    Professional Ethics II  - 2 days

Level III:   Clinical Supervision I - 3 days

               Advanced Motivational Interviewing - 2 days

               Clinical Supervision II - 2 days

All live courses are taught in Grand Junction.  As mentioned earlier, live practice sessions for Motivational Interviewing are held in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs.  Our Grand Junction training venue is US Bank, 422 White Ave. (downtown), 2nd Floor Boardroom.


Any of our CAC courses may be taken for continuing competency credits.  Just let us know if you would like your certificate to notate continuing competency hours.


We frequently design custom trainings for agencies, from live presentations to regularly-scheduled webinars.  Our expert trainers have a wealth of knowledge in the behavioral health field and are available for trainings on the Front Range as well as the Western Slope.

Contact Sandy McFall for further details, 970-263-7775, Sandy@7CedarsTraining.com