Meet ic&rc

About IC&RC

IC&RC promotes public protection by setting standards and developing examinations for the credentialing and licensing of prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.


Quality and integrity are the foundation of IC&RC’s work. IC&RC’s credentials use the latest research on evidence-based practices. They are updated every five years and subjected to an extensive process of peer review. IC&RC examinations are based on formal Job Analyses, written by subject matter experts, and supported by current references. 


Organized in 1981, IC&RC has 73 member certification and licensing boards in 48 U.S. states and territories, four Native American regions, all branches of the U.S. military and 11 international regions. Representing more than 50,000 professionals, IC&RC is the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals. 

 

Mission

IC&RC promotes public protection by offering internationally-recognized credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.

Vision

IC&RC will be the globally recognized resource for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery credentialing.


As the alcohol and drug field has changed and evolved over the years, standards have been developed by the IC&RC for the following credentials:


  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor – 1981
  • Clinical Supervisor – 1992
  • Prevention Specialist – 1994
  • Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor – 1999
  • Criminal Justice Addictions Professional – 2002
  • Peer Recovery - 2012

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