The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division – Training
CERTIFIED SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELOR
The State of Hawaii, through the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), is a member board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (IC&RC/AODA). The IC&RC is composed of member boards in 41 states, the military services, several countries, plus Native American boards. By virtue of being certified by an IC&RC member board and holding a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), you are also an “Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor” (ICADC). In the past, individual CSACs had to apply for this certificate and pay a fee. This is no longer the case. All Hawaii CSACs were recently issued the ICADC free of charge and it will be renewed concurrently with future CSAC renewals. You may use both the acronyms “CSAC” and “ICADC” after your name if you so desire.
FREE ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION TO COUNSELOR MAGAZINE FOR CSACs
Go to www.counselormagazine.com. Click on the “get a free login” link within the Login module on the top right of the website. Complete the required information using the same name as on your Certified substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) certificate. Click the “get a free login” button. You will next be prompted to enter your subscription information. For free full site access, enter CN1040 for the CN Account Number. The name of the board you are directly affiliated with is “ADAD.” Once you have entered all of this information click on the “submit” button. Once you have finished the registration process you will see a confirmation screen. You will click on the link provided, and will then be taken back to the home page of the website. Please login to the site using the username and password you created when signing up for the Counselor Magazine online subscription. Now you have full site access.
RECIPROCITY OUT OF ADAD: Certified substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC) certified by ADAD who relocate to another state, country, or nation may transfer their credential to the new jurisdiction using the reciprocity process only if the new jurisdiction is an IC&RC member board. Reciprocity to a non-IC&RC member board is not permitted. Additional requirements may be imposed upon the CSAC depending on the laws and regulations governing the practice of addiction related services in the new jurisdiction. Therefore, CSACs are strongly encouraged to contact the IC&RC member board in the new jurisdiction to determine if any additional requirements must be met. To begin the reciprocity process, CSACs must contact ADAD, (808)692-7518, and ask for an application for Reciprocity. Complete the one-page application and return in to ADAD with the appropriate fee. Your application will be verified and sent to the IC&RC Office, then sent to the certification board in the new jurisdiction. Upon receipt of this information by the certification board in the new jurisdiction, that board will then issue to the CSAC the equivalent credential offered unless laws or regulations governing the practice of addiction related services in the new jurisdiction must first be met. For more information go to the IC&RC web site, internationalcredentialing.org
RECIPROCITY INTO ADAD: Addiction professionals certified by an IC&RC member board who relocated to Hawaii may transfer their credential to ADAD using the reciprocity process. No additional requirements will have to be met by the certified professional using this process to transfer their credential to Hawaii. To begin the reciprocity process, certified addiction professionals must contact their current credentialing board and request a reciprocity application. Upon completion of the reciprocity application by both the certified addiction professional and the current credentialing board and upon receipt of this information by ADAD, ADAD will issue the Hawaii Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential.
TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF APPROVED TRAINING AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
ADAD no longer mails notices of approved training. This is only done by email. if you wish to receive training announcements and registration forms, send your email address to : email@example.com
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION PROCESS?
ADAD will present a free workshop on the certification process at your facility/agency for your staff upon request. This two-hour workshop will focus on the application process and the experience, education and examination requirements for certification. Continuing education credits will be given to each participant, which can be used toward initial certification and renewal. To schedule a workshop, call ADAD at (808) 692-7518.
OVUII ASSESSOR’S LISTING
Effective 10/01/2014, the Driver’s Education Division is now maintaining a list of Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC) who would like to perform mandatory assessments of those charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (OVUII). This would be done as a private enterprise, typically on a client self-pay basis. For more information or for an application to be placed on this list contact the Driver Education Division at (808) 534-6401.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL (SAP):
To register as a Substance Abuse Professional under Dept. of Transportation rules, go to www.saplist.com. If you qualify as a SAP, please notify ADAD at (808) 692-7518.
Hawaii Department of Health
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360
Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707