201 KAR 35:050. Curriculum of study.
RELATES TO: KRS 309.083(4), (8)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.083(4)
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:
(c) Client orientation;
(e) Treatment planning;
(g) Case management;
(h) Crisis intervention;
(i) Client education;
(k) Reports and recordkeeping; and
(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
(4) Two (2) hours of the total 270 hours
shall be specific to transmission, control, and treatment of the human
(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
(3) Publication on a subject relevant to
addictions therapy may be submitted to the board. Credit shall be granted as
(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)
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
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:
(d) Sponsoring organization;
(e) Presenter and presenter’s
(f) Number of contact hours attended; and
(g) Certificates of attendance or
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.)