ASAM Criteria

ASAM Criteria for Accountability Courts 

The Council of Accountability Court Judges is pleased to offer an ASAM-endorsed eLearning opportunity for accountability court treatment providers.  The ASAM Criteria training has been developed by The Change Companies.  This training supports the accountability court treatment standard, the use of the ASAM patient placement criteria to determine the appropriate level of care required for the target population. This training is exclusively for behavioral health clinicians and substance-use disorder treatment providers providing direct services in Georgia’s adult accountability courts.

Eligible treatment providers MUST work with their accountability court program coordinator to request the training. Coordinators should request the training using the Request for ASAM e-Learning Modules Training link and complete the form. Within five business days a CACJ team member will contact the coordinator to confirm the request and provide instructions to begin the modules.

Users are required to complete the course(s) within 30 business days. 


The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition course descriptions are as follows.  

ASAM Module 1 - Introduction to the Fourth Edition of The ASAM Criteria

• Employ underlying principles and concepts of The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition
• Identify key components of The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition and implement them into practice

ASAM Module 2 - Module 2: Continuum of Care 

• Employ the underlying principles and concepts of The ASAM Criteria
• Identify ASAM Criteria’s continuum of care treatment levels and understand how integrated care is implemented within the different levels of care

ASAM Module 3 - Assessments: Level of Care and Treatment Planning 

• Employ the underlying principles and concepts of The ASAM Criteria
• Conduct The ASAM Criteria Level of Care Assessment and apply the Dimensional Admission Criteria to make level of care recommendations
• Utilize The ASAM Criteria Treatment Planning Assessment to determine treatment priorities and guide treatment planning

Module 4: Case Application Exercise
• Case activity for learning objectives covered in modules 1-3