Dapaanz registers both Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Practitioners and Problem Gambling (PG) Practitioners.
The application and maintenance requirements for dapaanz Registered Practitioners aims to ensure effective, ethical and compassionate professional practice, so people who access addiction services experience positive services and outcomes.
Registration with dapaanz is an assurance of your competencies as an addiction practitioner as measured against the Addiction Intervention Competency Framework. These include the Let’s Get Real values and attitudes, the Essential and Practitioner levels of the Foundation competencies, and the specialist Practitioner competencies (Problem Gambling and/or Alcohol and other Drug).
All dapaanz members, regardless of membership category or type, are also subject to Tikanga Matatika – dapaanz Code of Ethics.
How to become a Registered Practitioner
Becoming a Registered Practitioner is a two-phased process.
Applicants first apply to be a Provisional Practitioner and hold this status for a minimum of 12 months (and up to 36 months if additional addiction qualifications are required), before applying for full registration.
Qualifications and practice requirements for Provisional and Full Registration are described in the relevant sections below.
For further details, please read our Membership and Practitioner Registration Policy (last issued January 2023) and Recognition of Addictions Qualifications Policy (last issued: March 2021).