International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Information
The Florida Certification Board is a proud member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The IC&RC is a not-for-profit voluntary membership organization comprised of certifying agencies involved in credentialing or licensing alcohol and other drug abuse counselors, clinical supervisors, prevention specialists, co-occurring disorders professionals and criminal justice professionals.
IC&RC and its members are committed to public protection through the establishment of quality, competency-based certification programs for professionals engaged in the prevention and treatment of addictions and related problems.
The IC&RC also promotes the establishment and recognition of minimum standards to provide reciprocity for certified professionals. Individuals who hold IC&RC credentials are able to transfer their credentials to any of the IC&RC's 73 member organizations.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $35 fee for printing and shipping all IC&RC Certificates, effective immediately.
Which FCB credentials are recognized by the IC&RC?
The FCB offers two IC&RC credentials:
- IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential
- IC&RC Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential
Do I have to earn IC&RC certification?
The FCB requires all Certified Addiction Professionals (CAP) to earn the IC&RC's Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential. IC&RC ADC requirements are built into the CAP requirements.
The FCB allows interested Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) candidates the opportunity to earn the IC&RC ADC credential by meeting all CAC standards, plus:
- Document an additional 1,000 hours of work experience if an associates/vocations degree is highest level held.
- Document an additional 20 hours of addiction training (total 270 hours) in the transdisciplinary foundations: Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge and Application to Practice/Professional Readiness