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Florida School of Addictions Studies Annual School in Tampa, Florida - Online Registration Click Here

 

 

 


What is the FSAS and when was it created?

The Florida School of Addictions Studies was founded in 1981 and is comprised of donors, sponsors, underwriters, volunteers, and the Board of Directors. For historical information about the FSAS, please visit our Home page and Contact Us page.

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Is the FSAS an approved provider for continuing education?

Yes.

The Florida School of Addictions Studies is approved through several reputable organizations. To view the details of our accreditation and our provider numbers, please visit our Home Page.

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What is the best way to contact the FSAS?

The best point of contact for FSAS is by phone or email. Email is operations@fsas.org. Email is checked regularly. The office is not typically open on weekends or national holidays. 

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What do the course numbers in front of the course names mean?

Course Numbers are used by the FSAS staff during the Annual School to designate the dates and length of a course as well as divide students into two lunch sessions (by odd and even numbered courses). The Course Numbers (i.e. 102, 303, 205 etc) do not indicate the difficulty of the course. For example, a Level 100 Course may or may not present more challenging information than a Level 200 or 300 Course.

Annual School Course Numbers

Level 200 Course - A course that starts on Monday and ends on Tuesday afternoon. This type of course is worth 12 hours of CEUs. A student enrolled in this course will spend 2 full days in this course. Students cannot register for multiple Level 200 courses because they are held at the same time. Students can, however, enroll in a Level 300 Course because it is held on Wednesday and Thursday and will not conflict with Monday and Tuesday's schedule. By pairing a Level 200 and a Level 300 Course together, a student will attend all four days of the school, spending Monday and Tuesday in one course and Wednesday and Thursday in another course. In doing so, the student will earn a total of 24 CEUs and will receive a certificate for each course taken.

Level 300 Course - A course that starts on Wednesday and ends on Thursday afternoon. This type of course is worth 12 hours of CEUs. A student enrolled in this course will spend 2 full days in this course. Students cannot register for multiple Level 300 courses because they are held at the same time. Students can, however, enroll in a Level 200 Course because it is held on Monday and Tuesday and will not conflict with Wednesday and Thursday's schedule. By pairing a Level 200 and a Level 300 Course together, a student will attend all four days of the school, spending Monday and Tuesday in one course and Wednesday and Thursday in another course. In doing so, the student will earn a total of 24 CEUs and will receive a certificate for each course taken.

 

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When can I start registering for classes?

The tentative registration schedule for the Regional and Annual Schools can be found below. If this information changes, we will update our website, facebook, and send out an email informing those on our contact list of the change.

School Registration Opening and Closing Dates

School Name Registration Opens Early Registration Closes Mail/online Registration Closes Office Closes Dates of School







(On-Site Registration Available)

Office reopens

35th Annual School July 15, 2016 NA NA NA October 23-27, 2016 NA
Northeast Regional School June, 2016 NA NA NA July 14, 2016 NA
Northwest Regional School NA NA NA NA NA NA

Note: The Operations Manager can still be reached via email while the schools are in session. If you have a question regarding your registration after the office is already closed, please send us an email and we will reply as soon as we can.

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What classes should I take for specific certifications?

The Florida Certification Board can answer all of your questions regarding what types of courses to take and how to obtain certain types of certifications.

Below is the contact information for the Florida Certification Board in addition to useful links from their site. If you wish to find out additional information about the written exams, please contact the Florida Certification Board or visit their website. The FSAS is not responsible for providing information regarding these exams or registering you for an exam.

Florida Certification Board Contact Information
FCB Main Page
FCB Certifcations Page - Contains information about the importance of obtaining certifications in various fields of study and provides links to each field of certification offered by the FCB. A perfect place to visit if you're interested in becoming certified in a field.
FCB Contact Us Page - Contact them through their online contact messaging system.
Phone Number: (850) 222-6314
Fax Number: (850) 222-6247
Mailing Address: 1715 S. Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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How do I register online for the Florida School of Addictions Studies Annual School in Tampa, FL?

Online Registration is possible by organizations and individuals. Simply click the "Online Registration" link at the top of the page and start selecting the courses you are interested in attending from the drop down menu on the left of the page. You can sort by location and DUI Approvals. Once you have selected your desired course, click "add to cart". You will be prompted to log-in. If you're new to the site, just create a new account with us and you'll be good to go! If you would like someone to walk you through the process, you can contact FSAS at operations@fsas.org for assistance.

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Can I get someone to help me with the online registration?

Sure!

If you receive an error message during your online registration, first make sure that you have entered a valid non-Amercian Express credit card number with matching expiration date and CVV code. If you continue receiving an error message, please use your mouse to high-light the message, right click on the selected area, and select the "copy" option from the menu. Then, open an email and right click in the place where you would type your message and click "paste". The error message you received should now appear in the email. Address the email to us: operations@FSAS.org and then describe what you were trying to do when you received the error message. This will help us better assist you with the problem you are experiencing and help us improve our online registration process. You may also contact us directly by phone at: 855-515-3727 (FSAS), leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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I am trying to register multiple people from my organization for courses. How can I do this easily?

You can easily enroll multiple students into classes and "check out" only once by becoming an Authorized Representative for your organization.

For more information about becoming an Authorized Representative and saving your organization time and money, please view our Authorized Representative page or contact us.

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What's Included with my registration?

For the Annual School, lunch Monday through Thursday will be included, as well as beverages and/or snacks for breaks.

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How do I get credit for the course I took?

If you are licensed by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT), FSAS will upload your earned CEUs to CE Broker within 1 month of your completion of the course. For DUI CEUs, you and your employer are responsible for reporting those earned credits to the DHSMV. As a courtesy, the FSAS sends our DHSMV contact our course rosters to which they can compare the information they receive from you and your employer. The FSAS is not repsonsible for reporting DUI CEUs. For CAP credits, please report your hours to the Florida Certification Board.

After completion of a course (during the school), either your Instructor or someone from the FSAS Staff will present you with your certificate which will show the number of CEUs and DUI CEUs you earned. Please be sure to review this document before leaving the school to ensure that the hours, course, and your name are correct. If you were unable to pick up your certificate at the school, one will be mailed to you. If you did not receive a certificate, please contact the Operations Manager as soon as possible.

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I have a Coupon Code. How do I use it?

If you are registering online, simply select the courses you would like to take, log-in to your account (or, if you are new sign up for one), enter your information and then, on the payment screen, make sure you put your coupon code (case sensitive) into the "Coupon Code" field before submitting your payment.

If you are mailing in your registration form, simply write in your coupon code in the "Coupon Code" field on page two of the application (Payment Information page).

Scholarship Coupon Codes work the same way, but can only be used on Weekday Courses for the Annual School - not Sunday Workshops.

If your Coupon only covers a percentage of your registration, please remember to also provide your payment information in the correct fields of the online registration screens or on Page Two (Payment Information) of the Registration Form.

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What are DUI CEUs and do I need them?

The FSAS is an approved provider for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).

DHSMV Approval Codes:

I=Instructor; E=Evaluator; E/S=Evaluator Supervisor; C/S=Clinical Supervisor.

Unless otherwise noted, trainings that are approved for DUI CEUs are approved for all DUI Approval Codes.

Some organizations require their counselors and employees to obtain a certain number of DUI CEUs. If you are unsure if you need to take a course that is approved for DUI, please check with your employer. Most of our courses are typically approved for a variety of CEUs. For more information regarding CEUs, please visit our CEU Information page.

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What are CEUs?

CEU is an acronym for Continuing Education Unit. Professionals wishing to obtain state certification through the Florida Certification Board can attend courses at the Florida School of Addictions Studies to obtain these credits and work toward their professional goals. FSAS is an approved provider of CEUs for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. 

FSAS is approved as a provider for Medical Errors, Ethics and Boundaries, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, and Clinical Supervision.

For more information about the Florida Certification Board, please visit their website. For more information about the types of CEUs offered at the FSAS and our provider numbers, please check out our CEU Information page.

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What happens if a course is cancelled?

All courses are subject to change and cancellation depending on Instructor preferences for minimum class sizes, instructor availability, number of students enrolled by a certain date, and other conditions. If a course is cancelled, those registered for the course will be notified by mail and email immediately.  FSAS will assist students in finding a new course or issue a refund or credit to their accounts.

All changes to courses will also appear in bold text under an appropriate header on each course's page and on our Facebook, Linked-In and home pages.

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How do I apply for a scholarship and am I eligible to receive one?

Applying for a scholarship is easy. Simply print the Scholarship Application (found in Scholarship tab under the Annual School section) complete it, and scan and email the completed Application to operations@fsas.org.

Scholarships are awarded based on need, previous award status, and timeliness of application. Some private donors have specific requirements for eligibility for their privately funded scholarship and those will be awarded based on those terms.

All Scholarship recipients are notified by email if they have been selected to receive a scholarship. The scholarship award emails are sent in advance of each training event. 

Should a recipient be unable to attend, the next individual on the waiting list will be notified of their selection immediately. If you receive a scholarship but are unable to attend the school, please notify FSAS immediately so that someone else may be able to use this assistance. Failing to show up for a training event without notice after receiving a scholarship may cause you to be considered ineligible for future scholarship opportunities.

At this time, a limited number of scholarships for the Annual School are available.  For more information about the scholarship application and selection process, please visit the Scholarship tab under the Annual School section.

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How can I make a donation to the FSAS to fund a scholarship?

Without private donors, we would be unable to provide as many scholarships as we do. Their continuing support allows a minimum of 10-15 students to attend our Annual School each year. We are grateful for their support. Since FSAS is a 501 c 3 organization, you may be able to receive a tax deduction for your contribution.

To become a donor, simply contact FSAS at operations@fsas.org to start the process or contact us for more information.

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How can I become an Instructor with the FSAS?

The FSAS is constantly looking for new instructors to teach at our Annual School, Northeast Florida Regional School, and our Northwest Florida Regional School. Please contact us for more information.

We greatly appreciate your interest in our school and we hope to work with you in the future.

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How can I become an exhibitor with the FSAS?

Exhibitors at the FSAS Annual School have the opportunity to expose their company to over 200 attendees each day! Attending exhibitors are also given complimentary lunch with the students.

To exhibit at our Annual School, simply review the information on our "Become an Exhibitor" page and submit the application.  An FSAS representative will contact you to confirm the receipt of your application, procedures, and to address any other details regarding your space.

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