450:22-1-12. Assessor applicants 
(a)    An initial applicant for certification as an assessor shall submit the following:
(1)    Proof of current licensure as an LBHP or certification as an alcohol and drug counselor acting within scope of licensure/certification or proof of current status as a Licensure Candidate under the onsite supervision of a certified ADSAC assessor; and
(2)    Proof of having at least two (2) years documented full-time clinical experience in drug/alcohol treatment counseling; and
(3)    Proof of successful completion of a one (1) day ASAM training within two (2) years of the submission of the application; and
(5)    A recognizable, current, photographic image of the applicant no smaller than two (2) inch by two (2) inch;
(6)    A current OSBI background check or a similar background check from another state of residence for the past five (5) years; and
(7)    A copy of the applicant's resume documenting all education and employment for the previous ten (10) years to include names, addresses and phone numbers for all employers; and
(8)    Fees.
(b)    Applications for certification as an assessor shall be made in writing to ODMHSAS on a form in a manner prescribed by the Commissioner or designee.
(c)    Completed applications must be received by ODMHSAS twenty (20) days prior to the training event. Before being certified, the applicant shall:
(1)    Observe one (1) assessment with written permission of the participant prior to completing new assessor training;
(2)    Complete the ODMHSAS new assessor training; and
(3)    Complete and pass the ODMHSAS assessment skills competency examination. A minimum score to pass the exam shall be eighty (80) percent:
(A)    the exam shall require the applicant to correctly identify the major aspects of the Driver Risk Inventory-revised (DRI-II), and the Defendant Questionnaire (DQ);
(B)    the exam shall require the applicant to correctly identify the major components of motivational interviewing; and
(C)    the exam shall require the applicant to correctly identify rules from this chapter.
(4)    Conduct two (2) assessments, after completing the new assessor training under the supervision of a certified ADSAC assessor, with written permission of the participant; and
(A)    Submit a copy of one written court report completed by the applicant on each assessment;
(B)    The observing assessor shall submit an evaluation of the applicant's skill level on a form and in a manner prescribed by the ODMHSAS Commissioner or designee.
(d)    ODMHSAS may require explanation of negative references prior to issuance of certification.
(e)    Faxes will not be accepted as part of a permanent record.
(f)    Applications are good for one (1) year from acceptance. All requirements must be completed within the initial nine (9) month period or a new application must be submitted.
(g)    Any prior sanctions by ODMHSAS of an individual may be cause for denial of an assessor application.
(h)    An assessor applying for renewal shall submit the following for ODMHSAS review:
(1)    Complete ODMHSAS renewal application form;
(2)    Submit documentation of receiving ten (10) continuing education hours in each twelve (12) month period beginning with the date of original certification. Acceptable continuing education hours shall include the following subject areas with four (4) hours coming from area (A), four (4) hours coming from area (B) and two (2) hours coming from area (C):
(A)    the application and use of the following:
(i)    ASAM;
(ii)    DRI;
(iii)    DQ;
(iv)    NEEDS; and
(v)    TAAD;
(B)    evidence based interview techniques,
(C)    general substance abuse, and
(D)    if a mandatory training is required by ODMHSAS the hours may come from area (c) above.
(E)    training hours shall not include ADSAC course facilitation; and
(3)    A new recognizable, current, photographic image of the applicant every six years no smaller than two (2) inch by two (2) inch, with any qualifying recertifications- occurring on or after July 1, 2008;
(4)    Provide ODMHSAS a new OSBI background check for the applicant every six years, with any qualifying recertifications occurring on or after July 1, 2008; and
(5)    The fifty dollar ($50) application renewal fee for certification.
(i)    Certification shall be valid for thirty six (36) months.
(j)    Failure to timely renew the certification shall result in expiration of certification and forfeiture of the rights and privileges granted by the certification.
(1)    A person whose certification has expired for less than twelve (12) months must make application for an initial certification as set forth in 450:22-1-12 with the exception of attending the initial ADSAC assessor training or having to pass the training exam.
(2)    A person whose certification has expired for twelve (12) months or more must make application for an initial certification as set forth in 450:22-1-12.
(k)    Each assessor shall notify ODMHSAS of any change of application information related to his or her email address, phone number, work or home address at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the change. In case of an emergency, the assessor may notify ODMHSAS of any change up to thirty (30) days after a change has occurred.
(l)    All renewals of certification are due on the third anniversary of certification.
[Source: Added at 13 Ok Reg 2799, eff 7-1-96; Amended at 15 Ok Reg 2759, eff 7-1-98; Amended at 17 Ok Reg 2156, eff 7-1-00; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 2210, eff 7-1-01; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 1439, eff 7-1-02; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 997, eff 7-1-03; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 2864, eff 8-4-03 through 7-14-04 (emergency)1; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2159, eff 7-1-05; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 1958, eff 7-1-06; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 1390, eff 7-1-08; Amended at 33 Ok Reg 997, eff 9-1-16]
EDITOR’S NOTE: 1This emergency action expired without being superseded by a permanent action. Upon expiration of an emergency amendatory action, the last prior permanent text is reinstated. Therefore, on 7-15-04 (after the 7-14-04 expiration of the emergency action), the text of 450:22-1-12 reverted back to the permanent text that became effective 7-1-03, as was last published in the 2003 OAC Supplement, and remained as such until amended again by permanent action on 7-1-05.