Article XIII: Instructor Qualifications

  • It is the responsibility of the provider to use qualified instructors.
  • In addition to teaching that which is within their scope of practice/credential or license/training, instructors teaching approved continuing education courses shall have the following minimum qualifications:
    • The Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor instructor shall:
      • hold a current credential from the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals – Credentialing (CCAPP-C) and be free of any disciplinary action, and
      • be knowledgeable, current and skillful in the subject matter of the continuing education material.
    • The non-certified instructor shall:
      • be currently licensed or certified in his/her area of expertise if appropriate, and
      • show evidence of specialized training, which may include, but not be limited to, a certificate of training or an advanced degree in given subject area, and
      • have at least one year experience within the last two years in the practice of teaching of the specialized area in which he/she teaches.


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