There are two pathways you can follow to become registered competent with dapaanz in AoD and/or PG.
1. An addiction degree or the Te Taketake Diploma in Addiction Counselling, or
2. an 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.
The following addiction qualifications are approved by dapaanz as teaching to the Addiction Competency Framework, and therefore meet the criteria for dapaanz registration (see below for more details).