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Our course qualifies for specific professional certifications. To pursue one of these certifications, you will first need to register for a verified edX certificate. If you did not register for a certificate when you first enrolled in this course, you may upgrade at any time from your course dashboard.

To earn an edX certificate, you must: 

  • pass the course with at least a 70% success rate on all graded assignments (check the Progress page for your score)
  • verify identity 
  • pay the certificate fee

A certificate will indicate that you have successfully completed the course, but will not include a specific grade.

Certificates for self-paced courses are available on-demand once you’ve earned a passing grade. The option to generate the certificate will appear within the Progress page. Once the certificate has been generated, it will remain available within the edX course dashboard. EdX does not mail or email certificates to learners.


To register for an edX certificate, you must have webcam access as well as a photo ID. If you make payment for the edX certificate, but find that you cannot fulfill the other identity verification requirements, you have 14 days after you submit the payment, or 14 days after the start of the course, whichever comes second, to request a refund. All details about refunds are listed here.

NOTE: The course team cannot assist with certificate processing questions. Contact edX Support for assistance.

Once you have earned the edX certificate you may apply it toward the following professional certification:

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OpioidX is approved for 7 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE credit hours. Harvard Health Publications has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6907. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Harvard Health Publications is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit for more information.

We will continue to update this list as new certification opportunities become available.