IC&RC is built on the belief that credentialing advances the addiction and prevention profession. Credentialing facilitates standardized practice across a wide variety of treatment settings and regulatory environments. Most importantly, it ensures trained, ethical professionals are available to clients, families, and communities around the globe.
IC&RC establishes, monitors, and advances reciprocal competency standards for seven reciprocal credentials:
The organization is in the process of developing a Peer Recovery (PR) credential.
Each credential has been developed through a rigorous research process, supported by the best evidence-based practices in the field. IC&RC provides the minimum standards for each reciprocal credential, but Member Boards may set higher standards for their credentials.
IC&RC examinations are updated every five years, and Candidate Guides are available for each credential.