At the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, IC&RC changed the name of its peer credential to Peer Mentor. Based on recommendations from Subject Matter Experts, the standards were revised to:
- High school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency.
- 46 hours specific to the domains, with 10 hours each in the domains of Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, and Recovery/Wellness Support and 16 hours in the domain of Ethical Responsibility.
- 500 hours of volunteer or paid work experience specific to the domains.
- 25 hours of supervision specific to the domains. Supervision must be provided by an organization’s documented and qualified supervisory staff per job description.
- Applicants must pass the IC&RC Peer Mentor Examination.
Code of Ethics
- The applicant must sign a Peer Mentor code of ethics statement or an affirmation that the applicant has read and will abide by the code of ethics.
- 20 hours of continuing education earned every two years, including six hours in ethics.
IC&RC provides the minimum standards for each reciprocal credential, but Member Boards may set higher standards for their credentials. The Job Task Analysis is nearing completion, and IC&RC will now proceed with developing a fully referenced examination.
IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, has protected the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for professionals since 1981. IC&RC’s seven credentials include counselors, clinical supervisors, prevention specialists, criminal justice, and co-occurring disorders professionals.