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PDFWAC 246-811-077

Educational requirements to apply for chemical dependency certification with alternative training.

An applicant credentialed according to WAC 246-811-076 may meet the educational requirements for chemical dependency professional certification by demonstrating successful completion of fifteen quarter or ten semester college credits in courses from an approved school.
(1) Course work on each of the following topics specific to alcohol and drug addicted individuals is required:
(a) Survey of addiction;
(b) Treatment of addiction;
(c) Pharmacology;
(d) Physiology of addiction;
(e) American Society of Addiction Management (ASAM) criteria;
(f) Individual group, including family addiction counseling; and
(g) Substance use disorder law and ethics.
(2) Course work must be completed for credit.
(3) An applicant shall verify course completion by submitting official transcripts to the department. If the course title does not clearly identify the content area, the applicant shall provide the course syllabi.
(4) An applicant who meets the educational requirements of this section is considered to meet the educational requirements of WAC 246-811-030.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.100 and 18.205.060. WSR 16-14-052, ยง 246-811-077, filed 6/29/16, effective 7/30/16.]
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