INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION & RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM

What We Do

The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public protection by developing internationally recognized credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use disorder and recovery professionals.

Quality and integrity are the foundation of IC&RC’s work. All IC&RC examinations are based on the latest research, evidence-based practices, and are updated on a regular basis.

DEVELOP VALID, RELIABLE, LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE AND PSYCHOMETRICALLY SOUND EXAMINATIONS, AND SET MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CREDENTIALS

IC&RC develops examinations, sets minimum credentialing standards, and facilitates reciprocity for certified professionals for the following credentials: 

  • Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC)
  • Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC)
  • Clinical Supervisor (CS)
  • Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP)
  • Peer Recovery-Associate (PR-A) Exam is forthcoming
  • Peer Recovery (PR)
  • Prevention Specialist (PS)
PUBLIC PROTECTION

A competent workforce is well-trained, educated and skilled in providing appropriate services.  Credentialing and licensing help ensure services are provided in an appropriate and ethical manner.

GOVERNMENT, EMPLOYER AND THIRD-PARTY RECOGNITION

IC&RC credentials are recognized and required by regulation and statute in many jurisdictions, used as a base for hiring and advancing the prevention, substance use disorder and recovery professionals, recognized by US federal agencies and required for reimbursement by many third-party payers.

ENHANCE PUBLIC FUNDS ACCOUNTABILITY

Ethical practice demands accountability for public expenditures, and accountability dictates that governments and their programs employ credentialed professionals who demonstrate proficiency by meeting IC&RC’s minimum standards and passing IC&RC’s competency-based examination. This increases the likelihood that public funds spent in service delivery will be utilized for programming that is research and evidence-based.

FACILITATE RECIPROCITY

IC&RC works to facilitate reciprocity between jurisdictions for professionals that hold an IC&RC recognized credential or license through IC&RC Member Boards.

OFFER INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES

IC&RC offers International Certificates to professionals that earn a reciprocal level credential through an IC&RC Member Board. International Certificates are like an endorsement to the professional’s state-specific certification or license, signifying IC&RC’s reciprocal standards have been met. 

 

IC&RC Staff and Leadership

IC&RC would not exist without the dedicated efforts of volunteers, and it continues to grow and flourish, thanks to the vision and hard work of its volunteer leadership. 

Executive Committee

Ted Judson, Chair
Justin Beattey, Vice Chair

William Sloane, Secretary
Marolon Mangham, Treasurer

Meet Our Board of Directors

Caucus 1: Northeast – Marissa Carlson
New York  |  New Jersey  |  Connecticut  |  Rhode Island  |  Massachusetts  |  Vermont  |  New Hampshire  |  Maine  |  Puerto Rico

Caucus 2: Central East –  Ted Judson
Virginia  |  West Virginia  |  Maryland  |  Delaware  |  Pennsylvania  |  Washington, DC  |  U.S. Military  |  Bermuda

Caucus 3: Southeast – Open
Kentucky  |  Tennessee  |  North Carolina  |  South Carolina  |  Georgia o Mississippi  |  Alabama  |  Florida

Caucus 4: Great Lakes – Justin Beattey
Michigan  |  Minnesota   |  Wisconsin  |  Indiana  |  Ohio  |  Illinois  |  Indian Health Services Upper Midwest

Caucus 5: South Southwest – Marolon Mangham
New Mexico  |  Texas   |  Oklahoma  |  Louisiana  |  Arkansas  |  Arkansas Prevention  |  South Korea

Caucus 6: Mid America – Open
Iowa | Missouri | Nebraska | Kansas

Caucus 7: Mountain Plains – Open
South Dakota  |  Wyoming  |  Utah  |  Colorado  |  Indian Health Services Great Plains  |  Montana

Caucus 8: Pacific Southwest – Pete Nielson
California  |  Nevada  |  Arizona  |  Hawaii  |  Indian Health Services Southwest

Caucus 9: Pacific Northwest – Van Burnham
Washington  |  Oregon  |  Idaho

Caucus 10: International – William Sloan 
Canada  |  Hong Kong  |  UK Europe  |  India  |  Israel  |  Pacific  |  Dominica o Singapore

Member at Large – Ed Bergen

IC&RC Staff Contacts

Mark Attanasi – Executive Director
Tina Nelson – Director of Operations
Debbie Masur – Exam Administration

Lori Rivera- Santiago – Project Manager
Skye Balzer-Roam – Office Manager