SAP Evaluations

I'm here to assist you In The Return To Duty Process
Qualified SAP for DOT administrations
Meet Your SAP, Kristy Burton
Kristy is the owner of Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services as well as the Director. She works in our Springdale office with individuals with a variety of mental health, substance abuse, or addiction concerns in our Springdale office. She began her career working in law enforcement after earning her undergraduate degree in criminal justice in 2001. For nearly two decades, Kristy worked as a law enforcement officer and instructor working for Arkansas community corrections and US probation. During this time, she earned her MS in community counseling at John Brown University, graduating in 2013. She completed her doctorate at the University of the Cumberlands in counselor education and supervision.
Kristy has the opportunity every day to develop her skills as an educator and supervisor, working with our interns and as a professor at John Brown University. She can’t wait to continue putting her education and experience to work helping the leaders of tomorrow. Kristy is currently vice-president of the Arkansas Addiction Professionals Association (NAADAC affiliate), the current President of the Arkansas Association of Counselor Education and Supervision as well as a board member for the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board. Kristy is a board-certified supervisor in Arkansas for both mental health and addictions.
Most initial SAP evaluations can be scheduled within three business days of your free 15-minute consultation.

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The Return-To-Duty Process
Initial SAP Evaluation

You will begin by participating in a face-to-face (in-person or virtual) clinical SAP evaluation by a DOT-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). We have appointments available every day throughout the week.

SAP Recommendations

Next, your SAP will recommend education and treatment. You must comply with and complete these recommendations to be eligible to return to duty. We will serve as a referral source to assist your entry into the education and treatment program.

Return To Duty

Finally, your SAP will conduct a face-to-face (in-person or virtual) follow-up evaluation to determine your eligibility to return to safety-sensitive duty. You will then be provided documentation to give to your current or prospective employer informing them of your successful completion of the DOT SAP process.