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Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals

Pre-approved Sponsors for Continuing Professional Training

A counseling related training activity offered by any of the following 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.

American Counseling Association
American Medical Association
American Psychological Association
Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Center for Application of Prevention Technology; and federally sponsored programs
International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors
National Association of Social Workers
National Board for Certified Counselors
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
South Dakota Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals
South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota Corrections Association
South Dakota Counseling Association
South Dakota Department of Health
South Dakota Department of Human Services
South Dakota Department of Social Services
Courses related to addiction counseling, behavioral health, or prevention services from accredited post-secondary institutions & evidenced by transcript
Other State Certification/Licensing Boards that credential Addiction Counselors and Prevention Specialists

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 above, 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.

20:80:08:07 Continuing professional training requirements.  The following requirements must be met by each practitioner applying for renewal of certification or licensure in even-numbered years:

(1)  A practitioner renewing CAC, LAC, or CPS status shall complete 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;

(2)  A practitioner who is dually credentialed as defined in § 20:80:01:01 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;

(3)  A practitioner renewing retired status shall complete 50 percent of the required continuing professional training; or

(4)  A practitioner who is reinstating from inactive status shall obtain the number of hours related to the time frame the certification was placed on inactive status up to a maximum of 40 hours or 60 hours if dually credentialed.