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Specialized Programmatic Accreditation & Approvals

NAADAC
NAADAC

Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

Kirk Bowden, Faculty Chair
National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 23414
NASAC Accreditation Dates: valid to January 1, 2027

The Association for Addiction Professionals NAADAC
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-741-7686
Website: https://www.naadac.org
Provider: 93246
Expiration Date: September 31, 2023

Licensing Disclosures: Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

The Associate of Applied Science in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders is designed to meet the academic requirements for a Licensed Substance Abuse Technician in the State of Arizona. For students seeking certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, you may need to fulfill additional requirements prior to applying for your certification or licensure including but not limited to: further coursework or training, obtaining a fingerprint clearance card, passing licensure or certification exams, completing supervised work experience in the practice of substance abuse counseling, and/or a supervised practicum. Review the licensure or certification Board in your state for more information regarding whether Rio Salado’s Associate of Applied Science in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders meets, does not meet or whether Rio Salado was unable to determine the academic requirements of a given state.

Licensing Disclosures: Certificate of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Intervention

The Certificate of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Interventions is designed to meet the academic requirements of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium domains for the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination.  The State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners does not certify or license Prevention Specialists in Arizona. 

For students seeking certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, you may need to fulfill additional coursework or training requirements prior to applying for your certification or licensure, and additional requirements including but not limited to: obtaining a fingerprint clearance card, passing licensure or certification exams, completing supervised work experience in the practice of substance abuse counseling, and/or a supervised practicum.

Students in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming should not enroll in the Certification of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Interventions program at Rio Salado College because Rio Salado College does not have state approval in those states.

A listing of specific contacts for the Certification of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Interventions initial licensure or certification Boards is attached.  Rio Salado College has also provided information on Voluntary Boards, which are not governmental agencies, that also provide voluntary credentials.  

Dental Programs

Monica Nenad, Faculty Chair 
American Dental Association (ADA)
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Dental Hygiene Accreditation Status: 2021-2028

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. 

Licensing Disclosures

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene degree is designed to meet the academic requirements for a Licensed Dental Hygienist in Arizona. The program is only offered and available to students located in Arizona. Rio Salado College has not determined whether the program meets or does not meet the academic requirements for licensing in other states. 

Educator Preparation Programs

Jennifer Gresko, Faculty Chair
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Valid thru July 31, 2023

Valid thru July 31, 2023

Valid thru July 31, 2023

Valid thru October 31, 2024

Valid thru November 30, 2024

Valid thru July 31, 2022

Valid thru January 31, 2023

Valid thru April 30, 2025

Licensing Disclosures

The post baccalaureate educator preparation programs and the bachelor’s degree educator preparation pathway are designed to meet the academic requirements for a certified educator in the State of Arizona.

The Rio Salado Educator Preparation Program Post Baccalaureate Teacher in Residence program MUST be completed in Arizona with initial licensure in Arizona.

Rio Salado College is no longer admitting out of state students into the Post Baccalaureate Traditional program. New students admitted into the Post Baccalaureate Traditional program MUST complete the program in Arizona with initial licensure in Arizona.

For current students in the Rio Salado Post Baccalaureate Traditional program seeking certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, the Rio Salado Post Baccalaureate Traditional program DOES NOT meet academic requirements for initial teacher certification in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Rio Salado has not determined if its program meets or does not meet the educational requirements for Missouri and Vermont. Students may seek initial certification in Arizona and then be eligible for reciprocity in other states, except for Kentucky. If you are initially certifying through Arizona, you may be eligible for reciprocity in your home state. A listing of specific contacts for licensure or certification Boards is attached.

Students in Delaware and Kentucky should not enroll in the Post Baccalaureate Traditional program at Rio Salado College because Rio Salado College does not have state approval in those states.

Students should also be aware that Arizona participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Although there may be conditions applicable in other states, such as additional licensure or certification exams, this Agreement makes it possible for an educator who holds a certificate or license in Arizona to earn a certificate or license in another state by means of reciprocity. Students should also be aware that Arizona participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Although there may be conditions applicable in other states, such as additional licensure or certification exams, this Agreement makes it possible for an educator who holds a certificate or license in Arizona to earn a certificate or license in another state by means of reciprocity.

For information on initial certification review the attached pdf.

For information on reciprocity review the attached pdf.

Languages

Angela Felix, Faculty Chair
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
1725 I Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Valid thru November 20, 2022

Valid thru November 19, 2023