The Department of Transportation regulation – 49 CFR Part 40 – requires Substance Abuse Professionals to successfully complete training and an examination. There are a number of organizations currently offering the SAP training and/or examinations. The following alphabelitcal list contains sources for one or both required components.
American Substance Abuse Professionals, Inc. (ASAP)
ASAP offers an online 16 CEU course for $200. ASAP also offers many options designed to meet the criteria for the CEUs required by the DOT to help the SAP maintain their qualifications.
Contact: Nicole Hanratty
Tel: (888) 792-2727x200 (EST)
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
EAPA offers a two day, in-person classroom training for initial SAP qualification and re-qualification in multiple locations in the US. The training rate is $465 for EAPA members and $495 for non-members.
Dates and locations of the training are available at www.eapassn.org
. CE credit for the course is provided for certified employee assistance professionals, nationally certified addiction professionals, social workers, marriage and family therapists.
EAPA also offers an on-line examination at $175 for EAPA members and $225 for non-members. Both the training and the online exam can be purchased as a bundle at a rate of $590 for EAPA members, and $620 for non-members.
Contact: Julia Barnes
Tel: 703-387-1000 x 318 (EST)
Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior and Buckley Productions, Inc. (IAHB)
IAHB offers a home study course and examination. The approximate cost is $289
Contact: Jen Demes
Tel: (650) 851-8411 x 102 (PST)
International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC)
IC&RC offers an examination that is administered by IC&RC Member Boards on a state to state basis. For details on the availability, cost, and scheduling of an examination through IC&RC, please contact the IC&RC Member Board that has jurisdiction in your state.
Contact: Cristina Arbuckle
Tel: (717) 540-4457, ext. 107 (EST)
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
NAADAC offers a home study course and examination. The cost is $307 for members, and $407 for non-members. The examination is only available for those who have taken our independent study course. The independent study course may also be used for requalifying.
Contact: Cynthia Moreno Potestio
Tel: (800) 548-0497 (EST)
Program Services Continuing Education
Program Services offers SAP qualification training and has a validated national examination. The cost for a 16 CE qualification course and exam is $290 online. The examination alone can be accessed on-line for $150. Two 12 CE online renewal courses are available for $275. The course without the exam is available by live webinar under contract to groups who can then individually test online. Contact Program Services for details. CE credit is provided for addiction professionals, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors that have addiction licenses or certifications.
Contact: Karen Smith
Tel: (305) 401-4361 (EST)
Professional Training Center Inc.
Professional Training Center provides classroom training for initial qualification and re-qualification in multiple locations throughout the country. A list of training locations and dates can be found on their web site, www.professionaltrainingcenter.com. They also offer home study classes for re-qualification. Cost of the 2 day training is $295.00 and the home study is $195.00+ S&H.
Contact: Dr. William Mock
Tel: (216) 299-9506 (EST)
Online Continuing Education hours for SAPs. The cost is $175.
Contact: Lee Mauk
Tel: not provided
Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA)
SAPAA offers classroom training. In addition, they offer a home study course which costs approximately $295. Exam only, approximate cost $125.
Contact: Anne Kelly, CAE, CMP
Tel: 800-672-7229 (EST)
Web Site: www.sapaa.com