About the Florida Certification Board
The Florida Certification Board (FCB) began as a grass-roots movement in human services professions. Employers wanted to ensure that their employees possessed the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and competently serve people in need. Over the last 25 years the FCB has expanded tremendously.
Florida Certification Board
The Florida Certification Board provides certification for substance abuse counselors, prevention specialists, criminal justice professionals, mental health professionals, and behavioral health technicians in Florida. The FCB's certification process is to assure consumers, the public, and employers that individuals certified are capable and competent, have been through a certain organized set of experiences, and have been judged to be qualified. Our mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Florida by regulating our certified professionals through experience, education, and compliance with professional and ethical standards. View the Staff directory
Board of Directors
The FCB is the final authority in the certification process and is responsible for the total operation of the certification system for addiction and behavioral health professionals. According to its bylaws, the Board of Directors is made up of no more than 20 members that may serve two (2) four-year terms. The Board of Directors is representative of the addiction profession constituency in Florida. Its members reflect the diversity of Florida's addiction workforce. Florida's geographic representation is also reflected in the Board's makeup. The Board encompasses representatives from a wide range of treatment settings and treatment philosophies. There is a mixed representation of drug abuse workers who function in youth service agencies and local counseling agencies that have a focus broader than strictly addiction counseling. This allows for representation from allied health and human service providers. No person applying for certification or board membership is denied on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap or other disability. View the Board of Directors