|(a) At least 135 clock hours (nine semester hours)
of the education must be specific to substance use disorders and their
treatment. The remaining 135 clock hours may be specific or related
to chemical dependency counseling. Related education hours may include
courses in psychology, sociology, counseling, mental health, behavioral
science, psychiatric nursing, ethics, and rehabilitation counseling.
(b) The education shall be provided by a career school
or college, or an accredited institution of higher education.
(c) Educational hours obtained at a career school or
college must follow the curriculum for Transdisciplinary Foundations
outlined in the KSAs:
(1) Understanding Addiction;
(2) Treatment Knowledge;
(3) Application to Practice; and
(4) Professional Readiness.
(d) The department will not accept hours unless documented
with a passing grade on an official transcript from the school. The
applicant shall submit additional information requested by the department
if needed to verify the content of a course.