Due to COVID-19, all LACT classes will be held via Zoom.

LASACT Educational Opportunities Louisiana Addiction Counselor Training (LACT) Program Information:

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Learn About Addiction Through Our Training Program

Admissions Policy

LACT courses are open to all individuals interested in learning more about addiction. Many students are interested in becoming Professional Addiction Counselors. Allied health professionals such as social workers, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and other helping professionals often benefit substantially from developing specialized skills in addiction work to better assist their clients, as well as to earn credits for a Specialty Certificate in Addiction.

A commitment to become a full-time Addiction Professional is not necessary for course enrollment, but a strong desire to study the addiction field is essential. Although a high school or college degree is not required, students should have basic writing, reading, and verbal skills in order to get the maximum benefit from the program.

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Great training for current and potential CIT’s!

Classes are held one weekend per month
1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays AND 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays
15 hours per weekend; 45 hours per quarter; 180 hours per year

Mandatory Orientation Session for new students is held at 10 a.m. on the first day of class of each quarter, with a lunch break before class starts at 1 p.m.

2020 Schedule

January 10 through March 6, 2020

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2020

April 3 through June 12, 2020

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2020
“Counseling Theories and Skills, Part 1”

July 10 through September 19, 2020

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2020
“Counseling Theories and Skills, Part 2”

October 9 through December 12, 2020

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2020
“The Counseling Process”


Marolon Mangham, MBA, Executive Director
Danna Spayde, MSW, Executive Assistant/LACT Director
Donna Simoneaux, Certification Specialist
Susan Marino, Administrative Assistant
Jordan Blacher, Communication Director

Class size is limited. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that LACT students do NOT qualify for LASACT Student Membership and must apply for Regular membership status.

LASACT membership must remain current while enrolled in LACT in order to qualify for the discounted tuition rate.

All LASACT memberships expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed by that date.

Class schedule for April 2019 to March 2020

Class schedule for July 2019 to June 2020

Class schedule for October 2019 to September 2020

Class schedule for January to December 2020

Class Location:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4728 Constitution Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA

Peer Supporters and Recovery Specialists Education

Click here for information on training opportunities for the PRSS certification.


Test Preparation Workshops for 2020 are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on the dates shown below.

Download directions to the location here.


2020 Test Preparation Workshop Schedule

September 12, 2020
Download Flyer/Registration Form for September 12 Workshop Here.