To be eligible for reciprocity to other IC&RC jurisdictions, credentials obtained through Member Boards must meet the following IC&RC minimum standards:
2000 hours of supervised ADC-specific work experience.
Master's Degree in behavioral science with a clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States or colleges and universities outside the United States plus 180 hours of ADC-specific education. Six hours must be specific to counselor ethics.
300 hours specific to the domains, with a minimum of ten hours in each core function area.
Applicants must pass the IC&RC AADC Examination.
Code of Ethics
Applicants must sign a code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.
40 hours of continuing education earned every two years.
IC&RC credentials can only be obtained by meeting the requirements of the local Member Board where you live or work at least 51 percent of the time. The application process and specific requirements varies for each jurisdiction, so professionals seeking credentialing must contact the local board.