Addiction Education

Bridging the gap between theory
and practice.

New! Pilot Instructor-led Online Course ADD 827 Intro to Addictions available this winter

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit from other institutions or McMaster faculties

You may be eligible to receive transfer of credit from previous post-secondary studies and receive advanced standing in the CCE program that you are pursuing.

  • You may transfer one course into the Addiction Studies Certificate Program. 
  • You may transfer up to four courses into the Addiction Careworker Diploma Program.

The following general conditions apply:

  • courses must have an 80% overlap in content/curricula and a similar number of classroom or contact hours;
  • courses must have been taken within the last five years;
  • courses must have been taken from an accredited academic institution and listed on an official transcript with a grade;
  • you must obtain a “C-“ or better to be eligible;
  • you may only apply external transfer of credit to one Certificate or Diploma program;
  • advanced standing will not be granted until you register in a program;
  • transfer credits approved but not paid for within one (1) year of approval may be rescinded; and,
  • you will be charged a fee of $99 per course.

Submission Requirements

In order to assess your transfer of credit request, please submit the following documents:

  • name and course number of the external course(s) that you wish to be assessed for transfer of credit and the name and course number of the CCE course(s) that you would like credit for;
  • an official transcript, demonstrating your completion of the course(s) and your final grade(s);
  • if requested, full course outline(s) (i.e. course description, course objectives, assessment criteria, textbook, weekly content covered);
  • transfer of credit requests can be submitted electronically to addictionstudies@mcmaster.ca or by hard copy.

Please Note:
It may take 4-6 weeks to assess your transfer of credit request.

For full details on the eligible transfers, please contact the Program Manager.

Please mail to:

Centre for Continuing Education
McMaster University
OJN, 3rd Floor, Room 338
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Attention: Program Manager, Addiction Education

Transfer Arrangement with Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario

We are pleased to offer advanced standing in the Addiction Education Program for graduates of the following programs through Mohawk College:

  • Social Service Worker;
  • Child and Youth Worker;
  • Counselling Techniques;
  • Mental Health Nursing for RNs and RPNs; and,
  • Personal Support Worker.
For more information, please contact us
addictionstudies@mcmaster.ca