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Substance Use Disorder Professional Alternative Training Program   

Course Description: This is an Alternative Training opportunity for licensed providers (such as licensed mental health counselors and other health care providers). The 15-credit online program meets the educational requirements for Alternative Training (WAC 246-811) for Substance Use Disorder Professional. The following fully licensed professionals are eligible for Alternative Training (WAC 246-811): Advanced registered nurse practitioner under chapter 18.79 RCW Licensed marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, advanced social worker, or independent clinical social worker under chapter 18.225 RCW Psychologist under chapter 18.83 RCW Osteopath physician under chapter 18.57 RCW Osteopathic physician assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW Physician under chapter 18.71 RCW; or Physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW.

See the DSHS website for more information: https://doh.wa.gov/licenses-permits-and-certificates/professions-new-renew-or-update/substance-use-disorder-professional 

Course Outline: This program is made up of 6 separate online courses, taken over 3 quarters, for a total of 15 credits, all of which is included in the $5,499.00 course fee.

Course Sequence:

Course 1 & 2 taken in first quarter:
Survey of Addiction Alternative Training - 3 Credits
Law and Ethics of Addiction Alternative Training - 2 Credits

Course 3 & 4 taken in second quarter:
Pharmacological and Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Other Drugs Alternative Training - 3 Credits
Family and Adolescent Treatment of Addictions Alternative Training - 2 Credits

Course 5 & 6 taken in third quarter:
American Society of Addiction Medicine Alternative Training - 3 Credits
Treatment of Addictions Individual and Group Alt Training - 2 Credits


NOTICE: Students who choose to start the sequence of courses in any other quarter than fall will have 3 weeks less time to complete course work. Please review the four potential schedules listed below

 

Course Schedule Options:
Example Schedule 1 - No Summer Quarter
Course 1&2 - September to December, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 2&3 - January to March, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 3&4 - April to June, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework

Example Schedule 2 - including Summer Quarter
Course 1&2 - July to August, 7 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 2&3 - September to December, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 3&4 - January to March, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework

Example Schedule 3 - including Summer Quarter
Course 1&2 - January to March, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 3&4 - April to June, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 5&6 - July to August, 7 weeks of time to complete coursework

Example Schedule 4 - including Summer Quarter
Course 1&2 - April to June, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 3&4 - July to August, 7 weeks of time to complete coursework
Course 5&6 - September to December, 10 weeks of time to complete coursework

 

Substance Use Disorder Professional Alternative Training Program

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Fee: $5,499.00

Dates: 7/1/2024 - 8/22/2024

Online - Students must start on the first day of class listed above. Coursework is completed weekly online. Please note: You may not join the class after the start date has passed. 

Please contact ccs.cehealthandmed@ccs.spokane.edu or (509) 279-6177 for more information. 

 

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