SAE Protocol Training Applicants

The SAE Protocol Training is intended to provide organizations and industry a qualified standard for all clinicians’ working within safety-sensitive environments where SAE activities are occurring (drug-testing, follow-up, clinical assessments, and treatment of substance use issues). The SAE Protocol is often recognized as the standard in the Substance Disorders field as it relates to Safety-Sensitive Work Environments.

In order to gain registration in the SAE Protocol Training an individual must meet the following pre-qualifications:

Part One–A licensed physician, a licensed/ registered psychologist, a licensed/ registered social worker, a licensed/ registered RN or RPN, or a credentialed alcohol and drug abuse counsellor.

Part Two–SAE Candidates must also provide documentation showing additional training, experience, supervision in the substance disorders field; with knowledge of and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse-related disorders (2000 hours for Provisional Status and 6000 hours for Full Status), with an understanding of the safety-sensitive implications of substance use and abuse.

SAE training will consist of a standardized training and examination protocol delivered through S.A.E. Psychological. All SAE providers are required to work under the supervision of an SAS.

For more information on the SAE Protocol Training, please contact S.A.E. Psychological at:
403-723-0732; 1-877-723-7792;