There are two pathways you can follow to become registered competent with dapaanz in either AoD and/or PG.
1. The addiction studies degree pathway.
2. The applied degree in nursing, psychology, social work, medicine, counselling or similar, and an addiction-specific qualification at level 7 or higher.
All new applicants, regardless of the pathway to registration, must first apply for Provisional Practitioner Registration (AoD/PG). For provisional registration a bachelor degree, or a dapaanz endorsed level 7 diploma, or the Te Taketake Diploma is required. Provisional Practitioner Registration must be held for at least 12 months and must be upgraded to Practitioner Registration within a 3-year period unless there are extenuating circumstances. Provisional Registration is renewed annually for each year that it is held.