The Governor’s Office announced plans to partner with Clarion University in response to the growing opioid epidemic. The program is the first of its kind in the state.
This fall, Clarion University will offer the Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate Program. It’s an online course that can be taken by anyone around the world.
Governor Tom Wolf says, “armed with facts, health care providers, drug counselors, EMT’s, school counselors, therapists; anyone in learning more will be able to take this online course that is poised to be the next weapon, and it’s really a weapon, in this ongoing fight.”
The certificate is designed to be offered for two consecutive semesters, beginning this fall. To obtain certification, students need to complete 12 credit hours, or four classes.