International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium

What We DO

IC&RC is an international non-profit organization that promotes public protection by developing internationally recognized credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use disorder treatment, and recovery professionals.

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

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

f)        ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR (ADC)

f)        ADVANCED ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR (AADC)

f)       CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (CS)

f)       PREVENTION SPECIALIST (PS)

f)       CERTIFIED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONAL (CCJP)

f)       PEER RECOVERY (PR)

IC&RC certification boards are in 49 U.S. states and territories, three Native American regions, all branches of the U.S. military and 11 international regions. IC&RC credentials are granted to professionals by state or jurisdictional level certification boards. Professionals interested in earning a credential should contact their local board.

PUBLIC PROTECTION

Quality care requires a competent workforce that is well-trained, educated, and skilled in providing appropriate services.

Credentialing and licensing ensures services are provided in an appropriate and ethical manner.

VALID, RELIABLE, AND LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE EXAMINATIONS

IC&RC works with certified individuals and other professionals in the field to delineate critical job components and develop examination questions for inclusion on its examinations.

GOVERNMENT, EMPLOYER, AND THIRD-PARTY RECOGNITION

IC&RC credentials are recognized and required by regulation and statute in many jurisdictions; used as a basis for hiring and advancing the addiction workforce; recognized by US federal agencies as qualified professionals to provide substance use disorder services; and required for reimbursement by many third-party payers.

RECIPROCITY

Minimum standards allow certified professionals to transfer their credentials between certification board jurisdictions offering the same credential.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES

Holding an IC&RC recognized credential through a certification board entitles professionals to an International Certificate to signify their international, reciprocal status.



    


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IC&RC STAFF CONTACTS

Skye Balzer-Roam - skye@internationalcredentialing.org                     (reciprocity, credential verification, certificate requests, exam score verification)

 Debbie Masur - debbie@internationalcredentialing.org                         (all testing related issues) 

Lori Rivera- Santiago - lori@internationalcredentialing.org (program manager)

Tina Nelson - tina@internationalcredentialing.org                                (Director of Operations)

Mark Attanasi - mark@internationalcredentialing.org                           (Executive Director)

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