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The Accredited Disability Representative

The National Association of Disability Representatives is offering the professional designation entitled an Accredited Disability Representative. The application fee to become an ADR is $200. To maintain your ADR status, the renewal fee will be $200.

The overriding philosophy for all Accredited Disability Representatives (hereinafter referred to as ADR) shall be that any action taken will be in the client's best interests and result in no harm coming to the client. The Representative shall hold the client in the highest regard, with the client's welfare the sole object of the Representative's efforts.

Those persons seeking and maintaining this designation must meet the following criteria:

ADRs must be a member in good standing with NADR

Members requesting or maintaining ADR status must have 6 CEUs yearly including 1 of ethics, or the number of CEUs required by SSA, whichever is greater
  1. CEUs will be from NADR's most recent conference either by attendance or by purchase of the CEUs after the conference; alternatively CEUs may be from NADR's NADRguides. The ADR will be responsible annually for notifying the NADR administrator of the number of CEUs s/he has obtained, by submitting attendance verification or proof of purchase via the most efficient method. You may carry over continuing educations units prospectively. Meaning, if you earn 12 units in one year, 6 can apply to the current year and 6 can apply to the following year. Units may not be applied retroactively.
Members must keep up their ADR requirements timely or lose ADR status. This includes:
  1. Fees (at current rate or higher in the future as need determines)
  2. Annual CEU requirement
  3. eligibility for direct withholding by passing SSA's exam
  4. current insurance verifications
Obviously all ADRs must maintain the Code of Ethics. Anyone suspended from direct withholding by SSA should report to NADR Administrator— re-instatement to be considered with notices from SSA
  1. The board shall maintain the right to deny re-instatement for ethics violations and/or failure to maintain Rules for Representatives as set out in the CFR
In addition, ADRs are encouraged to participate in a yearly conference presentation, community outreach programs, and/or speech or publication of a newsletter article to demonstrate acquired experience.

If an Attorney, see Attorney Accreditation Requirements.

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