Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on March 9, 2016

A Recorded Webinar

Download: PowerPoint Slides 
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz 
Answers: Live Event Q & A 

Drugs and alcohol don't mix on the nation's highways, rails or in the skies. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has established regulations to prevent, through deterrence and detection, alcohol and controlled substance users from performing transportation industry safety-sensitive functions. Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) are responsible for evaluating those employees who have violated a DOT drug and/or alcohol regulation and makes recommendation to an employer concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing and continuing care. Whether you are an addiction professional interested in this population or a private clinician looking to expand your business, becoming a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) can result in a lucrative and exciting practice. This webinar will outline the DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Program, the role of the Substance Abuse Professional and how addiction professionals can expand their businesses through this qualification. The presenter will also discuss the requirements for becoming an SAP and NAADAC's SAP Qualification and Re-Qualification course. At the end of the live presentation, participants will also be able to ask questions of the presenter and receive answers to SAP-related questions so you can get started right away!

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will learn about the DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Program.
  • Participants will learn about the role of a Substance Abuse Professional.
  • Participants will learn about the specific requirements mandated by the DOT to become qualified as a Substance Abuse Professional.
  • Participants will learn about NAADAC's SAP Qualification and Re‐Qualification Course.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Wanda McMichael, CAC II, NCAC II, SAP, has over 25 years of human services experience, primarily in the field of addiction treatment. She is a member of NAADAC's Training Academy and conducts training for the state and county First Steps programs, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. McMichael is a Department of Transportation (DOT) qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), a Certified Addictions Counselor II by the state of South Carolina and a National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II through NAADAC. Wanda helped write and revise the NAADAC DOT/SAP Requalification Training Manual in 2006, as well as its revision in 2011. She currently serves on NAADAC's DOT/SAP Advisory Board and was a member of the Certification Commission for the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC) for nine years. McMichael also served as Manager of Women Residential Services with The Phoenix Center of Greenville, SC and provided oversight for Serenity Place, a 16‐bed residential treatment program for chemically‐dependent pregnant and parenting women and their children. Her work was featured in 2009 on

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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