The following package provides 135 of the education hours required for initial certification for the North Carolina CSAC. This represents 50% of the 270 hours required, the maximum independent study hours allowed. The course package offers substantial savings versus purchasing the courses individually. An installment plan is available if you are interested. Courses are taken at your convenience, there is no time limit, and everything is done online. If you have any other questions please call John Tinsley at (800) 421-4609. All courses are approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.