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Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals

Continuing Professional Training

Continuing professional training is due in even-numbered years during your renewal birth month. A practitioner renewing their CAC, LAC or CPS status shall submit at least 40* contact hours of approved continuing professional training. These hours must be submitted to the board during the practitioner's birth month every two years in even-numbered years. ARSD: 20:80:08:07

*The number of continuing professional training hours will be prorated for the practitioner’s initial renewal cycle based on Issue Date and Birth Month. Licenses issued before January 1, 2020, are required to complete 40 hours of continuing professional training during the 2022 renewal period. If issue date of license/certification is after January 1, 2020, the number of continuing professional training hours required to be submitted for renewal in 2022 are as follows:

Issue Date Birth Month Number of Continuing Professional Training Hours Required
Issue date prior to January 1, 2020 All birth months 40 hours of continuing professional training
January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020 January - June 40 hours of continuing professional training
January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020 July - December 30 hours of continuing  professional training
July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 January - June 30 hours of continuing  professional training
July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 July - December 20 hours of continuing  professional training
January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 January - June 20 hours of continuing  professional training
January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 July - December 10 hours of continuing  professional training
July 1, 2021-December 31, 2021 January - December 10 hours of continuing  professional training

*A practitioner who is dually credentialed (LAC/CPS or CAC/CPS) shall complete at least 60 contact hours of approved continuing professional training. These hours must be submitted to the board during the practitioner's birth month every two years in even-numbered years. ARSD 20:80:08:07

Pre-approved sponsors for continuing professional training:

A counseling related training activity offered by any of the pre-approved sponsors is approved to provide continuing professional training that meets the requirements of 20:80:08:04. No further approval is needed providing the sponsor’s name appears on the certificate of attendance.

For any other training activities, the attendee needs to complete and submit the ‘Request for Approval of Continuing Professional Training’ form.

Organization sponsors or presenters not listed on the pre-approved sponsor list, can request approval by completing and submitting the ’Educational Provider Status Agreement’ form, along with the ‘Request for Approval of Continuing Professional Training’ form, and the $25 service provider fee. (The service provider fee is not required for ‘free’ training activities.)

The Request for Approval of Continuing Professional Training can be downloaded from Applications and Forms. Requests must be submitted within 30 days before or after the activity is held.