Health and social care professionals

Being qualified to practise in the UK in a regulated health or social care profession (doctors, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, British Psychological Society chartered psychologists, social workers, probation officers and youth workers), is recognised as complementary evidence for all generic compulsory units of the FDAP Drug and Alcohol Professional Certificate.

Health and social care professionals need to provide qualification evidence (direct or complementary) for the two NOS alcohol and other drugs compulsory units (numbers 1 and 2) and one optional NOS unit only.

Teachers

Being qualified to teach in the UK is recognised as complementary evidence towards all compulsory units.

UK-qualified teachers need to provide qualification evidence (direct or complementary) for  the two NOS alcohol and other drugs compulsory units (numbers 1 and 2) and one optional NOS unit only.

Counsellors

FDAP NCAC accreditation is recognised as complementary evidence for all nine compulsory units and the two counselling units in the optional NOS units (AI1.2012 and AI3.2012). Applicants do not need any additional qualifications to be eligible for FDAP Drug and Alcohol Professional Certificate Accreditation.

BACP Accredited counsellors do not need to confirm their generic competence through a workplace assessment to be eligible for Accreditation as a Drug and Alcohol Professional, but will require additional qualifications in relation to the drug and alcohol specific NOS compulsory units (units 1 and 2) and one optional NOS unit.