Minor in Possession (MIP) Instructor Certification


Early intervention is an important piece of the behavioral health continuum of care and helps to reduce the risk of harmful behaviors such as drug and alcohol use.  Research shows that individuals who start drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely than individuals who start drinking at the age of 21 to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder at some point in their lives.

During the 65th Legislative Session, the Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division was authorized to certify Minor in Possession (MIP) instructors in an effort to increase capacity of the workforce and increase access to evidence-based early intervention services (NDCC 50-06-44).

Administrative Rules 75-09.2-01 detail the requirements and the process for instructors to become certified to provide this service in the state.



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