When you start out as an administrator of a substance abuse program, you need to get up to speed quickly. As you advance, you still need acceleration: more information, more knowledge about technical, administrative and regulatory areas. As you assume a senior position, you need to teach and write about what you know.
SAPAA specializes in education. SAPAA's national standards are recognized as the credential for the substance abuse testing and program management industry professional. The Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrators (C-SAPA) certifying examination, formalized in 1997, aids employment opportunities and has increased the professional stature of the many professionals who have earned it.
Additionally, SAPAA's conferences provide an in-depth education. With bottom-line issues - drug and alcohol testing, strategic planning, DOT developments, legal issues and ethical leadership - all rating high on the program and explored in-depth, you receive an education with SAPAA you can't find elsewhere.