IC&RC provides the minimum standards for the CS credential, but Member Boards may set higher standards for their jurisdictions.
Applicant must hold and maintain an ADC, AADC, CCJP, CCDP or CCDPD credential at the IC&RC reciprocal level or hold a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the master's level or higher.
10,000 hours of ADC counseling specific work experience plus 4000 hours of ADC supervisor work experience. The 4000 hours may be included in the 10,000 hours and must include 200 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision. Of the 200 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision, 100 hours may be performed electronically in real time. An associate’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1000 hours; a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2000 hours; a master’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours.
30 hours of education specific to the first five IC&RC clinical supervision domains with a minimum of four hours in each.
Applicants must pass the IC&RC CS Examination.
Code of Ethics
Applicants must sign a clinical supervisor specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.
Six hours of continuing education earned every two years. The six hours may be a part of the 40 hours obtained for the ADC, AADC, CCJP, CCDP, or CCDPD recertification.
As a service to Member Boards, IC&RC provides Job Task Analyses (JTAs), the publications that provide the empirical basis for IC&RC examinations, for each credential. They are priced $15 each, and discounts are available for bulk purchases. Download and submit the JTA Order Form to order.