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supervision are not eligible for the CAAP. Other examples of positions that typically are not approved include
peer and recovery specialists, prevention specialists, interventionists, etc. No other work experience in the drug
and alcohol field can be used for this certification other than what is stated above.
Qualifying work experience can be from multiple employers to accumulate the required years/hours.
If the applicant’s work experience requirement is not fulfilled from their current employer, they must include
documentation from previous employer(s) verifying their title, duties and dates employed with their
application. DO NOT submit a resume as proof of previous work experience. Applicant must contact previous
employers and request detailed documentation of their employment from them.
The applicant must be currently employed in a position where they are providing direct substance use
disorder auxiliary services at the time of application. All work experience must have occurred within the last
seven (7) years. Volunteer work is not acceptable. Time spent participating in or facilitating mutual support
groups is not acceptable.
CURRENT JOB DESCRIPTION
REQUIRED: Copy of current job description, obtained from current employer, and which
must be signed by both the applicant and their immediate supervisor.
All applicants must include a copy of their current job description. This document is provided by your employer
and must be signed and dated by the applicant and their immediate supervisor.
Job descriptions determine and verify eligible current work experience. Job description must clearly delineate
drug and alcohol services as a primary function of the position.
If you have held different positions with your current employer, please provide all relevant job descriptions
with the application.
In lieu of job description(s), employer may provide an official position description on agency letterhead. This
required documentation must include the applicants’ dates of employment (to/from) employment status (full-
time or part-time), title of position, a detailed description of the duties and responsibilities for the position, and
the average number of hours per week the applicant worked.
REQUIRED: 100 hours of on-the-job supervision of qualifying work experience with a
minimum of 10 hours of supervision in each domain.
Supervision is a formal or informal process that is evaluative, clinical, educative, and supportive. It ensures
quality of care and extends over time. Supervision includes observation, mentoring, coaching, evaluating,
inspiring, and creating an atmosphere that promotes self-motivation, learning, and professional development. In
all aspects of the supervision process, ethical and diversity issues must be in the forefront.