(a)  The Board shall certify an applicant as a certified substance abuse prevention consultant as set out in Article 5C of Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes. A certified substance abuse prevention consultant's primary responsibilities are to provide substance use disorder information and education, environmental approaches, alternative activities, community organization, networking, and referral to promote personal health and well-being to individuals, families, and communities who may not otherwise be clients receiving substance use disorder treatment.

(b)  The requirements for certification are:

(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 use disorder 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 use disorder;

(ii)           psychopathology;

(iii)          evidence-based treatment;

(iv)          substance use disorder issues and older adults;

(v)           substance use disorder issues affecting veterans; and

(vi)          substance use disorder and domestic violence.

(3)           A minimum of 300 hours of supervised practical training practice hours documented by a certified clinical supervisor, clinical supervisor intern, or certified substance abuse prevention consultant who has been certified more than three years;

(4)           An attestation or otherwise signed adherence by the applicant to the Ethical Standards of the Board;

(5)           An application fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), a certification fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) and an examination fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.31B; 90-113.33; 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;

Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019.