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All California certifying agencies require new SUD Counselor Registrants to complete 9-hours of continuing education on the combined topics of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries  and submit proof of completion with the initial registration application. This course fulfills the 9-hour requirement.

This training course explores the obligations of an addiction counselor to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and continuing professional development.



The Basics

Course Navigation Panel

Course Time

This course will take you approximately 9.0 hours to complete.



The navigation panel is on the left of the screen. Click to move between lessons. Press the carat to expand topics and quizzes.

To complete a topic or lesson, press the Mark Complete button at the botton of the page.

Your progress is recorded in the Navigation panel and the next lesson will appear on the screen. You must press the Mark Complete button to complete a lesson or topic.

Quizzes and Assessments

Some lessons will have topic quizzes or self-assessments which you must complete to pass the course. You can take these multiple times as needed.

Helpful Tools

AUDIO: Press and pause the audio player to hear the lesson.

PROGRESS BAR: Displays your progresss as a percentage.

MATERIALS: The materials section holds publications referenced through out the course. The documents are downloadable for your future reference. The Materials tab is located next to the Course tab, under the progress bar.

Certificate of Completion

At the end of your training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Select Download Certificate at the top of the Progress Bar. Completed Certificates are also available indefinately in your Account for viewing, printing, and saving.

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