††††† 201 KAR 35:050. Curriculum of study.


††††† RELATES TO: KRS 309.083(4), (8)


††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.083(4) requires that applicants for certification shall have completed 270 classroom hours of board-approved curriculum. This administrative regulation identifies the areas of study that will satisfy the requirement.


††††† Section 1. (1) The 270 classroom hours of curriculum required by KRS 309.083(4) to receive certification as an alcohol and drug counselor shall be specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following twelve (12) core function, which shall be:

††††† (a) Screening;

††††† (b) Intake;

††††† (c) Client orientation;

††††† (d) Assessment;

††††† (e) Treatment planning;

††††† (f) Counseling;

††††† (g) Case management;

††††† (h) Crisis intervention;

††††† (i) Client education;

††††† (j) Referral;

††††† (k) Reports and recordkeeping; and

††††† (l) Consultation.

††††† (2) A minimum of 135 hours of the total 270 hours shall be specific to alcohol or drug treatment.

††††† (3) A minimum of six (6) hours of the total 270 hours shall be specific to professional ethics training relating to counseling; and

††††† (4) Two (2) hours of the total 270 hours shall be specific to transmission, control, and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus.

††††† (5) Subsections (2) through (4) shall go into effect January 1, 2009.


††††† Section 2. (1) Attendance at conferences, workshops, seminars, or in-service training related to addictions shall be acceptable to meet the requirements of Section 1 of this administrative regulation if the board determines that the activity:

††††† (a) Is an organized program of learning;

††††† (b) Covers an area listed in Section 1 of this administrative regulation; and

††††† (c) Is conducted by a competent instructor, as documented by appropriate academic training, professional licensure or certification, or professionally recognized experience.

††††† (2) One (1) semester hour of study from an accredited college or university credit shall equal fifteen (15) classroom hours.

††††† (3) Publication on a subject relevant to addictions therapy may be submitted to the board. Credit shall be granted as follows:

††††† (a) A chapter in a book shall be equivalent to ten (10) classroom hours.

††††† (b)1. Authoring or editing a book relevant to addictions therapy shall be given credit equivalent to thirty (30) classroom hours.

††††† 2. An applicant shall submit a copy of the title page, table of contents, and bibliography.

††††† (c)1. Publication in a professional refereed journal is equivalent to fifteen (15) classroom hours.

††††† 2. An applicant shall submit the journal table of contents and a copy of the article as it appeared in the journal including bibliography.


††††† Section 3. (1) A list of courses the applicant wishes to have considered shall be organized by core area as established in Section 1 of this administrative regulation and shall include documentation to verify that the course satisfies the requirements of that section.

††††† (2) Appropriate documentation of the course shall include:

††††† (a) Date;

††††† (b) Title;

††††† (c) Description;

††††† (d) Sponsoring organization;

††††† (e) Presenter and presenterís credentials;

††††† (f) Number of contact hours attended; and

††††† (g) Certificates of attendance or transcript.


††††† Section 4. Certification as an alcohol and drug counselor in the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium shall be accepted as evidence that the applicant has met both the educational and experiential requirements for certification established in KRS 309.083. (26 Ky.R. 1463; eff. 2-16-2000; 35 Ky.R. 324; 787; eff. 10-15-08.)