International Certifications & Reciprocity Consortium

​"Leading the world in credentialing prevention, addiction 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.


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 78 member certification and licensing boards in 48 U.S. states and territories, four Native American regions, all branches of the U.S. military and 16 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.


To learn more about IC&RC, visit their website.