Welcome to Your KAP E-Learning Home Page!

Please note that on September 6, 2019, the KAP E-Learning site will be decommissioned and the KAP E-Learning modules will become unavailable through SAMHSA. 

We have upgraded to a new platform. If you had an account on the previous system, please reset your password Your username is the same.

Thank you for your interest in SAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program.

Please note the course cannot be accessed using SAMHSA bookstore user name and password. The login is different than the SAMHSA account.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) offers online continuing education for substance abuse treatment professionals. These courses are made available through the Knowledge Application Program (KAP). The online courses are designed to provide you with an opportunity for professional growth and the continuing education  hours you need to maintain certification or licensure. Our Web-based system allows you to complete these courses at any time from the comfort, privacy, and convenience of your home or office.

Are the Courses Accredited?



These courses have been approved by JBS International, Inc. as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #86832, JBS International, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. 

Note: KAP e-learning courses no longer qualify for NBCC credit.

Will My Computer Work With the Web-based System?

Our Web-based System was carefully designed for use by most people who are able to surf the Internet. Because many of our courses include interactive exercises and flash movies, we recommend that your computer have the following technical capabilities:

  • Internet Connection (broadband)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 8 or higher) or Mozilla Firefox (version 9 or higher) or Google Chrome
  • Browser Settings:
    • JavaScript & Cookies enabled
    • Popup blocker disabled
  • Adobe Flash Player (typically included with browser)
  • Sound Card & Speakers

Here you may select a course to begin or resume. You may also print certificates for the courses you have completed.

    Available courses

    This course instructs substance abuse treatment professionals about prescription medication use, abuse, misuse, and dependence. It presents trends in the use of prescription medications and compares medication classes: opioid analgesics (pain relievers), sedative-hypnotics (benzodiazepines and barbiturates), and stimulants. This course is worth 1 NAADAC clock hour.

    This course follows on the above course and provides information for substance abuse treatment professionals about treating clients who are addicted to prescription medications. It includes information about screening, assessment, and treatment planning for these clients. This course is worth 1 NAADAC clock hour.

    This course introduces substance abuse treatment professionals to the medication acamprosate, explains how it is used to treat clients with alcohol use disorders, and provides information that should be discussed with clients and prescribing professionals. This course is worth 1 NAADAC clock hour.

    This course provides training for those managers in substance abuse treatment organizations who do not have experience in accounting or finance. It explains general financial principles and how to apply them effectively. The course does not cover specific financial reporting requirements for grantees. This course is worth 1 NAADAC clock hour.

    This course presents information about governance and the responsibilities, recruitment, and retention of boards of directors for nonprofit community-based organizations that provide substance abuse treatment. This course is worth 1 NAADAC clock hour.

    This course presents basic marketing approaches and tools for use by nonprofit community-based organizations that provide substance abuse treatment. It offers suggestions about applying marketing techniques to increase the number of client referrals, designing marketing materials, conducting marketing research, and developing marketing plans. This course is worth 1 NAADAC clock hour.

    This course was designed for use by qualified substance abuse and mental health clinicians who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The module will discuss the aggression cycle, thought stopping, and how past learning can influence present behavior. This course is worth 3 NAADAC clock hours.