(a)  The Board shall certify an applicant as a substance abuse prevention consultant as set out in Article 5C of Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes.  A prevention consultant's primary responsibilities are to provide substance abuse information and education, environmental approaches, alternative activities, community organization, networking, and referral. 

(b)  In addition to the requirements set out in G.S. 90-113.40, the requirements for certification include:

(1)           Supervised work experience as set out in G.S. 90-113.40(a)(8) in prevention consultation.

(2)           270 hours of academic and didactic training divided in the following manner:

(A)          170 hours primary and secondary prevention and in the prevention performance domains; and

(B)          100 hours in substance abuse specific studies, which includes  six hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, six hours professional ethics education, and six hours of education to be selected from the following:

(i)            Nicotine Dependence;

(ii)           Psychopathology;

(iii)          Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches;

(iv)          Substance Abuse Issues in Older Adults; and

(v)           Substance Abuse Issues Affecting Veterans.

(3)           Supervised practical training as set out in G.S. 90-113.40(a)(7);

(4)           A minimum of 300 hours of supervised practical training practice hours documented by a certified substance abuse professional;

(5)           A form signed by the applicant attesting to the applicant's adherence to the Ethical Standards of the Board;

(6)           An application packet fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), a certification fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00), and an examination fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.31B; 90-113.33; 90-113.34; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.40; 90-113.41;

Eff. August 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2014; August 1, 2002; April 1, 2001; August 1, 2000.