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CE Provider Application

The primary purpose of continuing education is to enhance the quality of substance abuse counseling delivered to the public. This is accomplished by restricting advanced continuing education courses to subjects which relate to alcohol and drug abuse counseling and treatment.

Certified Alcohol and/or Drug Counselors are required to obtain 50 hours of continuing education (CEHs) toward renewal of certification. A minimum of 40 hours must be from approved provider programs and the other 10 hours may be achieved in areas of professional development. Therefore, our certified addiction professionals are looking for programs with the BHAP Provider Number listed in advertisements. Education through colleges, universities and institutes required to become certified (basic education) does not qualify for continuing education for renewal of certification.

The regulations delineate a system of approval through approving the provider and review of individual seminars/workshops. NBHAP reserves the right to audit courses at random. Providers must comply with the regulations set forth herein. An NBHAP Provider Number may not be shared, nor can it be loaned to another agency or individual. Providers must also be aware that all information contained in these provisions supersedes all previous regulations. If you provide hours that qualify under the areas of professional development, please note those hours separately on the attendees certificate, complete with the NBHAP Provider Number.

By acquiring an NNHAP Provider Number, it will distinguish that your workshops meet with current and forthcoming standards. It is absolutely necessary that prospective providers read the entire packet before applying for provider status. Please also be aware that if you choose not to become an approved provider your coursework qualifies for professional development hours only. Please note we have new packages available for you to choose from to assist you in marketing your courses. We have also our original package which is at no additional cost to you. We are confident you will find the old and new options available will meet the diverse needs of our continuing education providers.

After submission of your new or renewal application, please allow a minimum of six weeks for processing. Failure to attach required documentation will delay the approval process. Educational offerings presented after renewal date and prior to actual renewal payment being made are subject to rejection. Please allow adequate time for processing. Thank you!


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