ADSAC Assessor Requirements
Trainings for ADSAC assessor candidates are held two times a year: Spring and Fall. Completed applications must be received at least 20 days prior to training dates.
Complete the online application if you meet requirements 1-5 below. Go to www.odmhsas.org, Quick Links, DUI (ADSAC) Services and choose the last link Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Courses. Complete and submit the application and you will be notified by the ADSAC staff of the next step in the process. A copy of Title 450 Chapter 22, which implements the ADSAC assessor process can be found on our website under Administrative Rules, Permanent Rules.
- Possession of a bachelor's degree or above in behavioral or health sciences.
- Having at least two years documented full-time clinical experience in drug/alcohol treatment counseling; and
- Current licensure as an LADC or certified as an alcohol and other drug counselor and supervised by an LADC pursuant to Oklahoma state statutes; ~ CADC’s must submit copy of supervision contract, from their supervisor if in private practice. CADCs who are employed by a state certified agency and receiving clinical supervision through that agency do not need an independent supervision contract.
- Current status as an LADC candidate, under supervision of an LADC and work at a certified ADSAC assessment agency where one or more certified ADSAC assessors are employed: and
- Have at least two years documented full-time clinical experience in drug/alcohol treatment counseling.
- Be trained or have proven experience in the identification and management of alcohol and other drug abuse problems and clinical interviewing skills.
- Documentation of ASAM training since 2005.
- Documentation of ASI training since 2005.
- Observe one assessment with written permission of the participant (prior to training).
- Completion of the ODMHSAS new assessor training.
- Complete and pass the ODMHSAS assessment skills competency examination; a minimal score to pass the exam shall be eighty percent (80%).
- Conduct two assessments, after completing the new assessor training under the supervision of a certified ADSAC assessor, with written permission of the participant.
- Applications are good for one year from acceptance. All requirements must be completed within the initial twelve month period or a new application must be submitted.
- Certification shall be valid for thirty six months. Failure to timely renew the certification shall result in expiration of certification and forfeiture of the rights and privileges granted by the certification.
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
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Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3277
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