201 Kar 35:050. Curriculum Of Study

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/035/050.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 35:050. Curriculum of study.


      RELATES TO: KRS 309.083(4), (8)



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


      (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)

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 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.)