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

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 309.083(4), (8)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.0813(1), (5), (6), 309.083, 309.0831, 309.0832, 309.0833

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.083, 309.0831, 309.0832, and 309.0833 require the Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors to promulgate administrative regulations establishing curriculum requirements for applicants for a credential. This administrative regulation identifies the areas of study that will satisfy the requirement.

 

††††† Section 1.(1) Registration. An applicant seeking registration as an alcohol and drug peer support specialist shall:

††††† (a) Complete sixty (60) classroom hours, which shall include:

††††† 1. Sixteen (16) hours of interactive, face-to-face training in ethics;

††††† 2. Two (2) hours of training in the transmission, control, treatment, and prevention of the human immunodeficiency virus;

††††† 3. Ten (10) hours of advocacy training;

††††† 4. Ten (10) hours of training in mentoring and education; and

††††† 5. Ten (10) hours of training in recovery support; and

††††† (b) File with the board KBADC Form 5, Peer Support Specialist, Verification of Alcohol and Drug Training.

††††† (2) Certification. (a) An applicant seeking certification as an alcohol and drug counselor shall:

††††† 1. Complete 270 classroom hours that are specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following alcohol and drug counselor competencies:

††††† a. Understanding addiction;

††††† b. Treatment knowledge;

††††† c. Application to practice;

††††† d. Professional readiness;

††††† e. Clinical evaluation;

††††† f. Treatment planning;

††††† g. Referral;

††††† h. Service coordination;

††††† i. Counseling;

††††† j. Client, family, and community education;

††††† k. Documentation; and

††††† l. Professional and ethical responsibilities; and

††††† 2. File with the board KBADC Form 10, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Verification of Classroom Training.

††††† (b) A minimum of six (6) hours of the total 270 hours shall be interactive, face-to-face ethics training relating to counseling.

††††† (c) Two (2) hours of the total 270 hours shall be specific to transmission, control, and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted diseases.

††††† (d) Three (3) hours of the total 270 hours shall be specific to domestic violence.

††††† (3)(a) An applicant seeking licensure as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor or associate shall:

††††† 1. Complete 180 classroom hours of curriculum that are specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following alcohol and drug counselor competencies:

††††† a. Understanding addiction;

††††† b. Treatment knowledge;

††††† c. Application to practice;

††††† d. Professional readiness;

††††† e. Clinical evaluation;

††††† f. Treatment planning;

††††† g. Referral;

††††† h. Service coordination;

††††† i. Counseling;

††††† j. Client, family, and community education;

††††† k. Documentation; and

††††† l. Professional and ethical responsibilities; and

††††† 2. File with the board KBADC Form 11, Verification of Classroom Training.

††††† (b) A minimum of six (6) hours of the total 180 hours shall be interactive, face-to-face ethics training relating to counseling.

††††† (c) Two (2) hours of the total 180 hours shall be specific to transmission, control, and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted diseases.

††††† (d) Three (3) hours of the total 180 hours shall be specific to domestic violence.

 

††††† 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 established in this subsection.

††††† (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 shall be 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. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

††††† (a) "KBADC Form 5, Peer Support Specialist Verification of Alcohol/Drug Training", June 2015;

††††† (b) "KBADC Form 10, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Verification of Classroom Training", June 2015; and

††††† (c) "KBADC Form 11, Verification of Classroom Training", June 2015.

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (26 Ky.R. 1463; eff. 2-16-2000; 35 Ky.R. 324; 787; eff. 10-15-2008; 42 Ky.R. 1312; 2042; eff. 2-5-2016.)