21 ncac 68 .0208             CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED FOR Counselor, CriMinal justice addictions professional AND PREVENTION CONSULTANT re-credentialing

(a)  In order to be re-credentialed, a substance abuse professional shall:

(1)           Comply with the following:

(A)          No more than 25 percent may be in-service education, received within your organization by staff of the same employment;

(B)          No more than 25 percent of workshop presentation with one hour of presentation translating to one hour of education.  Workshop presentation shall be a part of an event pre-approved by the Board as set out in these Rules;

(C)          An applicant shall include documentation of each event submitted;

(D)          All applicants shall include three hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, three hours of professional ethics training and education and three hours of education to be selected from the list appearing in Rule 21 NCAC 68 .0205(2)(e)(i) through (v) for each re-credentialing; and

(E)           No more than 50 percent self-study, approved by the Board as set out in these Rules; and

(2)           Submit the following:

(A)          A completed application form with continuing education documented;

(B)          A non-refundable one hundred twenty-five dollar ($125.00) recertification fee; and

(C)          A signed and dated statement that the applicant shall follow the substance abuse professional's code of conduct.

(b)  Each credentialed counselor, criminal justice addictions professional and prevention consultant shall receive 60 hours of Board approved, as set out in these Rules, education during the current re-credentialing period that shall be documented.  No more than 25 percent may be in-service education.  A minimum of 30 hours shall be substance abuse specific (SAS).  The education may include a combination of hours including attending and conducting workshops.

(c)  To be re-credentialed, a criminal justice addictions professional and a certified substance abuse counselor shall submit a post-certification supervision contract signed by a practice supervisor and supervisee.  The supervision required by this Rule shall be provided by the practice supervisor and set forth as follows:

(1)           The first 4,000 hours of practice shall be performed at the rate of one hour of supervision for every 40 hours of practice;

(2)           The second 4,000 hours of practice shall be performed at the rate of one hour of supervision for every 80 hours of practice;

(3)           All subsequent practice shall be performed at the rate of one hour of supervision for every 160 hours of practice.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.37; 90-113.38; 90-113.39;

Eff. August 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2011; April 1, 2011; January 1, 2010; April 1, 2003; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000.