Scope of Practice: The practice of a certified substance abuse residential facility director is a voluntary credential and consists of the Twelve Core Functions, including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, report and record keeping, consultation with professionals in regard to client treatment and services, referral to prevent or reduce the conditions that place individuals at increased risk of developing addictive disorder or disease, treatment for addictive disorder or disease, and the prevention of relapse as well as academic management training.
Who May Apply? Any Certified Substance Abuse Counselor or Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
How to Earn this Credential (CSARFD)
Once these materials are received by the Board Office, the staff will perform an official file review. Official file reviews take place every 2-3 weeks. Once a review is completed, notification of registration status will be verifiable online and through official Board correspondence.
Full Credential – The completed registration form found in the application package;
- Completed application form from certification packet
- Documentation of high school graduation, completion of GED, Baccalaureate or advanced degree (Use transcripts as documentation as appropriate)
- A signed supervision evaluation documenting the supervision process by either a CCS or CS Intern
- A signed Colleague or Coworker evaluation
- Credential Training Record with 50 hours of academic/didactic management specific training
- A signed form attesting to the applicant’s commitment to adhere to the Ethical Principles of Conduct of the Board
- A signed statement in accordance with the American Disabilities Act
- Resume and Job Description
- A check or money order in the amount of $250.00 (non-refundable) made payable to NCSAPPB
- Fingerprint card and Authorization of Release of Information with $38.00 (non-refundable) fee made payable to NCSAPPB.