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SAP Training/Exam Resources

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 a home study course.  The approximate cost is $150.  [Up to a 15% discount on SAP examinations available through participating organizations, for those taking the ASAP SAP course.]  ASAP also offers three SAP CEU course options designed to meet the criteria for the CEUs required by DOT for a SAP to maintain their qualification.
Contact: Nicole Hanratty
Tel: (888) 792-2727x200 (EST)
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Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
EAPA offers an on-line examination at approximately $150 (for members) to $200 (non-members).
Contact: Julia Barnes
Tel: (703) 387-1000 x318 (EST)
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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)
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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)
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
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: Greg Potestio
Tel: (800) 548-0497 (EST)
Web Site:
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,  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)
SAPlist U
Online Continuing Education hours for SAPs.  The cost is $175.
Contact:  Lee Mauk
Tel:  not provided
Web  (click on "SAP Continuing Education")
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. [SAPAA is closely associated with SAPACC (see SAPACC).]
Contact: Jeff Morrison
Tel: (301) 540-2783 (EST)
Substance Abuse Program Administrators Certification Commission (SAPACC)
SAPACC offers an examination.  The approximate cost is $200.
Contact: Jana Wolfgang
Tel: (866) 538-4788 (PST)
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Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2018
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