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Guidelines and instructions for providers of continuing education for BHAP certified individuals.

Continuing Education
“Continuing Education” means the variety of forms of learning, experiences, including, but not limited to lectures, conferences, academic studies and independent/home study programs undertaken by certified addiction professionals for recertification. These learning experiences are meant to enhance the knowledge of the certified addiction professional in providing direct and indirect patient care.
“Course” means a systematic learning experience, at least two (2) hours in length, which deals with and is designed for the acquisition of tasks, knowledge, skills and information for application in direct and indirect patient care.
Content Relevant to the Counselor
“Content Relevant to the Counselor” means content relevant to the development and maintenance of current competency in the delivery of alcohol and drug counseling, clinical supervision, criminal justice addiction treatment, prevention services, co-occurring disorders treatment. (CEH may be given for participants who attend and seek to gain CE for renewal purposes within the discipline and scope in which they are certified (i.e. CAS, CADC, CCS, CCPS, CCJP, CCDP.)
Independent/Home Study Courses
“Independent/Home Study Courses” means continuing education courses offered by individual study by an approved provider. Independent/home study courses may be offered, but have a more rigorous set of standards to adhere to.
“Hour” means at least sixty (60) minutes of participation in an organized learning experience.
Approved Provider
“Approved Providers” means those individuals, corporations, associations, organizations, organized health care systems, educational institutions, governmental agencies or private practitioners offering continuing education as approved by BHAP.
Successful Completion
“Successful Completion” means the participant has met all criteria as specified by the provider for continuing education course credit.
“Evaluation” means the method used by the provider to measure the participant’s successful completion of the instructional objectives of the continuing education course.


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