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Attention Peer Supporters: Recovery Coaches and Peer Specialists!!
You are invited to attend a luncheon on Friday, August 17, 2018 to form an association for peer support professionals, including recovery coaches and peer specialists. Jimmy McGill and Jimmie Wooding have identified some of the purposes for an association: develop and promote this growing profession throughout the state; to network with fellow peer supporters; to raise awareness of the benefits of peer recovery professionals; to stay current on what’s happening in the field; to increase ceu opportunities; and other opportunities you might offer. To register, click the link!
Mid-South Health Systems (MSHS) is offering 30 CEU’s at our Jonesboro and Forrest City locations.
You may contact Kim Brown at email@example.com to register for the trainings. Rate for four-hour training is $30.00. Ethics training is $50.00. For more information on the training topics, click here!
More Training Opportunities
The ASACB Is pleased to announce the start of a new training for Clinical Supervisors titled, "Distance Clinical Supervision Training" This training will provide Clinical Supervisors with the tools to perform online clinical supervision with their clients. The next training will be held soon. After completing the training you will need to fill out the attached form and submit to ASACB to perform distance supervision. You can obtain the form by clicking here!
Grandfathering extension for all CCDP-B's and CCDP-D's
Print and fill out the CIT Registration Packet (pdf) located below.
Return the first six pages to: ASACB 1100 N. University Ave. Ste 35, Little Rock, AR. 72207 with the $100.00 Counselor In Training (CIT) registration fee (check or money order please.)
Get the background form stamped AND notarized then mail to Arkansas State Police with a $25 check or money order (made out to Arkansas State Police) and a stamped envelope addressed to ASACB.
If you have college hours or a college degree, have the college or university send your transcript directly to the ASACB office.
Upon ASACB receipt of all of the paperwork, you will be registered as a Counselor In Training (CIT) and your confirmation letter will be emailed to you.
How to begin the Certification Process in Arkansas
The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) was incorporated as a private non-profit board in September to adopt standards for qualifying, evaluating, and certifying individuals as Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counselors. In early 1992, the ASACB affiliated with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), an organization with standardized minimum competency requirements for international testing and certification. The ASACB monitors counselors' continuing education and professional development to ensure that Arkansas clients receive quality care from component addiction professionals. All applications submitted to the Board will be individually reviewed. Acceptance or denial of an application is at the sole discretion of the Board.
ASACB's Mission Statement
NEW ASACB Testing: The ASACB has adopted computer-based testing as of January 1, 2014. All candidates must submit the appropriate testing packet including a $250.00 testing fee. Upon Board approval, the candidate will be pre-registered through the testing center. An automated E-mail response will be sent to the candidate. By following the instructions in the E-mail, the candidate will be able to choose from a list of dates, times and locations offered on the testing website. For more info click here!
A R K A N S A S
The ASACB has extended the grandfathering period for all CCDP-B's and CCDP-D's. If you carry the CCDP-B credential, you qualify for the ADC certification and if you carry the CCDP-D credential, you qualify for AADC certification. For more information, please click here!
How do I sign up to see the course online? Go to www.midsouth.ualr.edu. Click on CLASS REGISTRATION at the upper right hand of the page. Click on COURSE CALENDAR BY DATEand click on FEB. Sign up for registration of the course(s) with a Username and Password. Information on how to log into the online workshop will be sent by email before the workshop.
CCDP-B & CCDP-D to ADC/AADC grandfathering has been extended from July 9th until August 9th. .
ALL applications MUST be submitted by August 9th!!!
Effective January 1, 2018 ONLY Certified Clinical Supervisors may sign off as a Clinical Supervisor for ASACB
1100 N. University Ave. Ste. 35
Little Rock, AR. 72207
ph# (501) 749-4040
The President's Corner
Board Meeting Dates for 2018
August 10, 2018
September 14, 2018
October 12, 2018
November 9, 2018