Become a certified drug and alcohol family support worker

Adfam and the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) developed a joint competency based certification for practitioners supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Read more on the accreditation.

The joint certification is specifically designed for practitioners working with families affected by substance use. It was prepared following consultation with the sector and the development of a unique role profile; it provides practitioners with a range of benefits including:

  • A professional competency based certification mapped to appropriate national occupational standards
  • A role profile and a code of practice to work to

This certification is offered at the registration level. Practitioners will, as a minimum, require their employers to attest to their competence in each of the national occupational standards outlined in the role profile. Practitioners will be required to develop a portfolio of their continued learning and development which will allow them to demonstrate continued professional development in order to re-accredit after three years.

Please note that as of early 2017 the running of the FDAP brand was taken on by SMMGP (Substance Misuse Management Good Practice). Please contact them with any questions about the accreditation.