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PDFWAC 246-811-078

National certification acceptable for alternative training.

(1) An applicant credentialed according to WAC 246-811-076 may submit a national certification listed in subsection (2) of this section in place of the following requirements for CDP certification:
(a) The educational requirements in WAC 246-811-077 and 246-811-030; and
(b) The supervised experience requirements in WAC 246-811-046.
(2) The department accepts the following national certifications from an applicant credentialed according to WAC 246-811-076:
(a) American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) or the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM);
(b) Addiction psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;
(c) Master addiction counselor (MAC) from the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors;
(d) Master addiction counselor (MAC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors;
(e) Certified addictions registered nurse or a certified addictions registered nurse – Advanced practice from the International Nurses Society on Addictions;
(f) Certified addiction specialist (CAS) from the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders;
(g) Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Psychoactive Substance Abuse Disorders from the American Psychological Association;
(h) Advanced alcohol and drug counselor (AADC) from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium;
(i) American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Medicine;
(j) American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Medicine;
(k) American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Medicine; and
(l) American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Medicine.
(3) The certifying body of a national certification submitted according to this section must send verification of the certification directly to the department.
(4) A national certification submitted according to this section must be active and in good standing.
(5) Nothing in this section exempts any applicant from the examination requirements of WAC 246-811-060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.100 and 18.205.060. WSR 16-14-052, § 246-811-078, filed 6/29/16, effective 7/30/16.]
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