The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition Online Foundations Course (On-Demand)
*For Maine residents only*
*by registering for this course, you are acquiring an access code to use on the ASAM eLearning website. You will be able to download a file with the code and instructions once you complete your checkout. Please use your code within one month of purchase.*
This 4-hour online course is designed to help healthcare professionals develop patient-centered service plans and make objective decisions during the Level of Care Assessment and Treatment Planning Assessment for individuals with addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions.
Through didactic material and interactive learning activities, this asynchronous course covers the basics of The ASAM Criteria, such as the guiding principles, continuum of care, and how to conduct the Level of Care and Treatment Planning Assessments to provide an appropriate level of care recommendation and individualized treatment plans. Further, by utilizing case scenarios, this course will help prepare you to implement The ASAM Criteria effectively in your practice.
The target audience for this course includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced counselors, social workers, administrators, clinical staff, medical students, and any other healthcare professional who works with individuals with addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions.
This course addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and Systems-Based Practice.
- Employ the underlying principles and concepts of The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition.
- Identify key components of The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition and implement them into practice.
- Identify ASAM Criteria 4th Edition’s continuum of care treatment levels and understand how integrated care is implemented within the different levels of care.
- Conduct The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition Level of Care Assessment and apply the Dimensional Admission Criteria to make level of care recommendations.
- Utilize The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition Treatment Planning Assessment to determine treatment priorities and guide treatment planning.
Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements
- Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Addiction Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Nurses: This activity awards 4 Nursing contact hours.
- Pharmacy: This activity will offer 4 pharmacy contact hours (4 CEUs). Pharmacists will be asked to provide identifying information (e-Profile ID and DOB in MMDD format) in order to receive credit and allow reporting to CPE Monitor. (UAN: JA0000141-0000-24-001-H99-P)
- PAs: ASAM has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 11/12/2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, ASAM is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 4 general continuing education credits.
- IPCE Credit: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
- National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP: The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): Upon completion of the activity and online evaluation, all other participants may request a certificate of participation. Participants may submit this certificate of participation to their professional organization/institute as documentation for completing this accredited continuing activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
This activity meets the requirements for MOC/CCP for the following primary physician boards and for state licensing CME requirements. MOC Credit is only reported for ABA, ABP, ABIM, and ABS. By completing the online credit application and evaluation, the learner permits ASAM to report credits to the appropriate Board.
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
- American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
- American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
- American Board of Surgery (ABS)
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
- American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and Joint Accreditation, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. These policies include mitigating all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed all financial relationship information. The ASAM CE Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity. Planning Committee and CE Reviewer Disclosures