Compare and contrast the differences between certification based on experience and examination versus a graduate degree and experience?

There are varying types of licensure and certifications for those planning to specialize as addictions counselors. What are the requirements in your state to provide addictions counseling? What is the difference between state licensure and national certification? Compare and contrast the differences between certification based on experience and examination versus a graduate degree and experience? Next, review the SAMSHA Resource listed here and review their professional readiness noted on pages 29-31. How does this compare and contrast to professional social work values and any two Saint Leo Core Values? Discuss your findings in your initial discussion post.