Addiction Professional Certifications

LADC

Prior to submitting an application for licensure, Level 1 A & D Counselors must have completed six thousand (6,000) clinically supervised counseling experience contact hours and two hundred seventy (270) hours of formal classroom training. Supervised hours can be obtained by working in an alcohol and drug treatment or rehab facility under the supervision of a licensed A & D counselor who holds a Certificate of Qualified Supervision (CQS) issued by the Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. The two hundred seventy (270) hours can be obtained by attending formal workshops, A & D training classes, or by attending a community college providing A & D related classes that fulfill the requirement of the eight (8) domains.

AllCEUs Addiction Counselor training includes:

  • Clinical Evaluation: 35 hours
  • Treatment Planning: 30 hours
  • Counseling: 50 hours
  • Case Management and Referral: 10 hours
  • Client, Family and Community Education: 15 hours
  • Documentation: 15 hours
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibilities: 30 hours
  • Administrative Supervision: 15 hours
  • Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge: 80 hours
  • Application to Practice/Professional Readiness: 80 hours*
  • *Must include at least 4 hours of HIV/AIDS and 2 hours of Domestic Violence

 

Continuing Education

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors are required to fulfill fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education each calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Nine (9) hours must be face to face and six (6) hours may be multi-media with at least three (3) of the fifteen (15) hours relating to ethics.  AllCEUs offers quarterly CEU workshops in our offices in Lebanon, TN

Acceptable contact hours shall consist of …attendance at educational events sponsored by national, state, regional, or local professional associations in the field (AllCEUs is a NAADAC approved provider) , Tennessee Department of Health sponsored training, and regional training or events approved by the Board.

 

Counselors

AllCEUs offers quarterly CEU workshops in our offices in Lebanon, TN

Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Clinical Pastoral Therapists are required to complete ten (10) clock hours of continuing education during each calendar year.  Three (3) clock hours of the ten (10) clock hour annual requirement shall, every two (2) years, pertain to the following subjects: (i) professional ethics; and/or (ii) Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 22; and/or (iii) Official Compilation, Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapter 0450-2.

Acceptable continuing education shall consist of… attendance at educational events sponsored by national, state, regional, or local professional associations in the field. (AllCEUs is approved by the Florida and Texas Boards of Counseling, Social Work and Marriage and family Therapy and NAADAC, the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Counselors.)  AllCEUs offers quarterly CEU workshops in our offices in Lebanon, TN

The board does not pre-approve CE programs. It is the individual's responsibility using his professional judgment, to determine whether or not programs are applicable and appropriate to his professional development and meet the standards outlined within the board's rules and regulations.

Whenever you have a question regarding continuing education, refer to Rule 0450-1-.12 or 0450-2-.12 or 0450-3-.12

 

Continuing Education Course Approval
Courses to be offered for credit toward the continuing education requirement must, unless otherwise provided, receive prior approval from the Board. Unless otherwise provided, all courses shall be offered within Tennessee.
(a)Course approval procedures
1.Pre-approved course providers-Continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of marital and family therapy shall be considered approved if provided or sanctioned by the following entities:…xi) Any state regulatory agency for marital and family therapy in the United States (AllCEUs is approved by the Florida and Texas Boards of Counseling, Social Work and Marriage and family Therapy).

Social Workers

AllCEUs offers quarterly CEU workshops in our offices in Lebanon, TN

Basic Requirements – Every licensed social worker is required to complete continuing education during each calendar year.

  • Newly licensed baccalaureate social workers and licensed masterl social worker applicants shall be considered to have sufficient preparatory education to be substituted for the required hours of continuing education for the remainder of the calendar year in which the education requirements were completed.

Requirements for licensed baccalaureate social worker:

  • For each calendar year, nine (9) hours are required.
  • Four (4) of the nine (9) hours shall be in social work.
  • Three (3) of the nine (9) hours shall be in professional ethics.
  • Two (2) of the nine (9) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics.
  • Those licensees who hold more than one (1) category of licensure to practice social work must separately satisfy the continuing education requirements for each level of licensure.

Requirements for licensed master social worker:

  • For each calendar year, twelve (12) hours are required.
  • Seven (7) of the twelve (12) hours shall be in social work.
  • Three (3) of the twelve (12) hours shall be in professional ethics.
  • Two (2) of the twelve (12) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics.
  • Those licensees who hold more than one (1) category of licensure to practice social work must separately satisfy the continuing education requirements for each level of licensure.

Requirements for licensed advanced practice social worker and licensed clinical social worker.

  • For each calendar year, fifteen (15) hours are required.
  • Ten (10) of the fifteen (15) hours shall be in social work.
  • Three (3) of the fifteen (15) hours shall be in professional ethics.
  • Two (2) of the fifteen (15) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics.
  • Those licensees who hold more than one (1) category of licensure to practice social work must separately satisfy the continuing education requirements for each level of licensure.

Social Work Continuing Education is  considered to be those preplanned/formalized activities with written learning objectives that are directed at developing and enhancing an individual’s awareness of professional ethics and an individual’s social work knowledge base and service delivery skills in the applicable areas of social work planning, administration, education, research or direct service with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

  • These activities may include short academic courses, courses audited at accredited colleges and universities, workshops, seminars, conferences, and lectures oriented toward enhancements of professional ethics awareness and of social work practice, values, skills and knowledge for the purpose of accomplishing specific written learning objectives.
  • Multi-Media courses may be taken for continuing education credit. Multi-media learning activities must have specific learning objectives, be presented by a qualified presenter, have a method to verify completion of the learning experience and include the issuance of verification of the completion of the continuing education.
  • Multi-Media course may include courses utilizing The Internet, Closed circuit television, Satellite broadcast, Correspondence courses, Videotapes, CD-ROM, DVD, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing or Distance learning.

A maximum of two-thirds (2/3) of a licensee’s credit hours may be taken via multi-media courses during a calendar year.

Clock Hour – A clock hour represents actual time in continuing education activity. (Providers who measure continuing education activities in “continuing education units” shall define CEU in clock hours.)

Acceptable continuing education shall consist of seminars, workshops, or mini-courses
oriented to the awareness of professional ethics and to the enhancement of social
work practice, values, skills, and knowledge for the purpose of accomplishing specific
written learning objectives.

  • Cross-disciplinary offerings from medicine, law, administration, education and the behavioral sciences are acceptable, if they are clearly related to the awareness of professional ethics and to the enhancement of social work practices, values, skills, and knowledge.
  • In-service training can be provided by the employer using presenters from the staff or from outside agencies.
  • Attendance at educational events sponsored by national, state, regional, or local professional associations in the field (AllCEUs is an approved education provider by the Board of Social Work in Ohio, Florida and Texas)