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Last modified: 7/18/2016 11:19 AM
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The Department of Alcohol & Drug Services is an organization whose staff continues to learn by working in an environment where continuous change is the norm. The substance abuse field continues to evolve and expand rapidly, with research providing new understanding to help guide the response to substance abuse problems. It is clear that substance abuse affects every part of the community and requires a community-wide response. This response involves several related disciplines and fields.

The Learning Institute was created to address the need for continuous learning and renewal. Experts from the county and around the country provide the general public, as well as staff from various agencies and community organizations, the most current research-based information about substance abuse problems.

Many courses and workshops offered by the Learning Institute satisfy continuing education requirements for professionals licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN), California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), and California Association of Driving Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP). The staff of DADS Learning Institute welcomes feedback from participants about the quality and usefulness of training, as well as any suggestions for new training opportunities.


Learning Institute Catalogue & Registration

To download the current Learning Institute catalogue, go to


Pre-registration is important. In the unlikely event of a workshop cancellation, pre-registered persons will be notified directly. Workshop enrollment is limited and early registration will assure your place in high-demand classes. We accept on-line registration only.

To register, go to and enter User Name and Pass Word to log in. If you don’t have your User Name and Pass Word, call 408-792-3900.


All DADS LI sponsored trainings are free for Santa Clara County staff and contractors who pre-register on-line. For others, registration fees are $30 for two to four hour workshops and $60 for five to eight hour workshops (unless otherwise specified).


As a service to our participants, the SCVHHS Department of Alcohol & Drug Services Learning Institute (LI) is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) contact hours for the following licensure agencies:

• California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Provider Number PCE 797;
• California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Provider Number CEP 12240;
• California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), Provider Number 4S-95-305-0413;
• California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), Provider Number CP 30 935 C 0814;
• California Association of Driving Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP), Provider Number 118

Continuing Education Units (CEU) fees

CEUs are free for ALL Santa Clara County employees, contractors, and service providers who pre-register. There is a charge of $25 for Walk-Ins.

For those not employed by Santa Clara County, there is a flat fee of $25.

Checks are payable to: SCVHHS Alcohol & Drug Services

To receive CEU credits and a certificate, you must:

• Have a current address and phone number on file with the LI
• Arrive on time for the training and attend the entire workshop,
• Sign in at the beginning and end of each workshop day
• Turn in a completed evaluation sheet at the end of the workshop
• Pay a $25.00 non-refundable processing fee

CEU certificates will be mailed to participants within six weeks. You must attend the entire workshop to receive credits; no partial credits are given.


The Learning Institute will make an effort to enable participants to attend its trainings. If you need special accommodations, please contact Learning Institute at (408)792-3900 no later than ten (10) days before the workshop date.

Contact Information:
SCVHHS Department of Alcohol & Drug Services
Learning Institute
1075 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116
Office (408)792-3900
Fax (408)792-2158