The Florida Certification Board

Florida Certification Board.
1715 S. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-6314
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The Florida Certification Board  Saturday - April 19, 2014
Providing protection by ensuring quality in the delivery of treatment, prevention, & intervention services to Florida's citizens.

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 










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