Introduction

All renewal applications for registration as an AOD practitioner and all renewal applications for both provisional registration and for endorsement as an Associate AOD practitioner will be based upon Continuing Professional Development using a points-based system.

For renewal of both full and provisional registration, the requirement is to achieve 100 points.

For Associate AOD practitioner renewal, the requirement is to achieve 75 points.

These points must be earned in the 12 months preceding the application for renewal. So, for the 2013 calendar year, the points will need to be earned in 2012If your renewal falls in March for example, then your renewal year is from the previous April.

New applications for provisional registration do not require points.

Those applying for renewal as endorsed as AOD support workers do not require points and continue as at present.

Documentation

Practitioners will submit a single form claiming points for activities completed, countersigned by their line manager or supervisor if you are in independent practice. This form is included in your renewal packs which can be downloaded from the website, under Application and Renewal Forms.

Practitioners must keep evidence of successful completion of activities themselves in case required by the audit process. When the activities are audited the practitioner needs to produce specific evidence for all the activities claimed and a simple list of activities will not suffice.

Auditing and Monitoring

Five per cent of practitioners will be randomly selected each year for auditing.

The practitioner would then be required to submit evidence to support all claimed points and activities for that year. If unable to present the evidence they will be downgraded to the next level and not re-instated until they can provide evidence of the required points over the following year.

CPD approved activities earning points

The following list details the activities that earn points.

Practitioners would be required to undertake activities from more than one category in any year. The one exception to this is where a practitioner is undertaking formal tertiary study to the value of 100 points.

Activity category

Points earned

Evidence requirements

Formal study

Level 7+ Addiction/CEP courses

50 points per 1-semester course

Academic transcript

Te Taketake Diploma

100 points / year of study

Academic transcript

Level 6/7 Addiction /CEP courses

50 points per 1-semester course

Academic transcript

Graduate Diploma Addiction /CEP study

50 points per 1-semester course

Academic transcript

Pacific Training Course (Moana Training Institute)

50 points

Academic transcript

Graduate Diploma in Supervision

50 points per 1-semester course

Academic transcript

Level 7 and above allied fields (eg nursing, counseling, social work, psychology, medicine etc)

50 points per 1-semester course

Academic transcript

Attendance at short courses: addiction, CEP & allied subjects workshops, seminars, on-line courses, conference, school of addiction

10 points per ½ day (max 40)

Attendance/registration record

Self-directed learning

Reflective Practice Journal (minimum of 3 cases)* typical example below

50 points

Journal & supervisor sign-off

Personal therapy/development

5 points per session (max 15 points)

Session dates noted

Learning based on work activity

Professional Development Plan

20 points

Plan signed-off by Manager

Complex Case Presentation

10 Points (max 30 points)

Signed-off by Manager

In-Service Education Presentation

10 Points (max 30 points)

Signed-off by Manager

Observed practice with feedback from peer or supervisor

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Dates noted and signed-off by Observer

In-Service Education: Addiction /CEP/Mental health (attending)

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Signed-off by Manager

Providing Professional Supervision

1 point per session (max 30 points)

Signed-off by Manager

Providing addiction/CEP workshops

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Signed-off by Manager

Professional activity (addiction practitioner field)

Conducting/participating as a researcher in formal research studies

50 points

Brief description provided in and supporting material eg published paper

Teaching Addiction & CEP Practitioners

30 points (max 60 points)

Course outline

National & International Conference: presenting

50 points

Conference programme

Local/Regional Conference: presenting

20 points

Conference programme

Participation in advisory/reference groups involving practice-relevant learning

10 points per ½ day

Meeting notes

Journal club participation

5 points per session (max 30 points)

Journal articles noted

Journal articles: annotated

5 points per article (max 30 points)

Journal articles noted

*Please click here to download the Reflective Practice Journal PDF.