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​​IC&RC Credential Requirements


Requirements for CPI - Certified Prevention Intern

The Certified Prevention Intern credential is an entry-level certification; and is not eligible for reciprocity with IC&RC Member States.  Certificate is issued only for a two-year period and is eligible for re-certification 

  • Experience:  6 months/1,000 hours of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) within the past 3 years in prevention work experience.
  • Education:  Fifty-six (50) hours of prevention specific education. Eighteen (12) hours of this education must be ATOD specific.  Six hours must be specific to prevention ethics. These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervision:  Sixty (60) hours specific to the domains (see below) with a minimum of ten hours in each domain.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Re-certification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 of those hours must be in Prevention Ethics and Responsibility.

CPI DOMAINS 
1. Planning & Evaluation
2. Prevention Education & Service Delivery
3. Communication
4. Community Organization
4. Public Policy and Environmental Change
5. Professional Growth and Responsibility 


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​Requirements for Certified Prevention Specialist (PS)

  • Experience:  12 months/2000 hours of Prevention experience across the domains.
  • Education:  120 total hours across all domains of which 24 hours must be ATOD specific with 6 hours of Prevention Ethics. These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervision:  120 hours specific to the domains (see below) with a minimum of ten hours in each domain.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Re-certification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 of those hours must be in Prevention Ethics and Responsibility.

PS DOMAINS
1. Planning & Evaluation
2. Prevention Education & Service Delivery
3. Communication
4. Community Organization
4. Public Policy and Environmental Change
5. Professional Growth and Responsibility 

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Requirements for Senior Certified Prevention Professional (SCPS)

The SCPS credential has PS reciprocity ONLY with IC&RC member states and is eligible for the CPS International Certificate. This credential is only available through the NMCBBHP.

 Prerequisite:  Applicant must hold and maintain a PS credential at the IC&RC reciprocal level

  • Experience:  5 years/10,000 hours of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) within the past 3 years in prevention work experience.
  • Education:  One Hundred Twenty (120) hours of prevention specific education.  Fifty (50) hours of this education must be ATOD specific. Six hours must be specific to prevention ethics. These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervision:  One hundred forty-four (144) hours specific to the domains (see below) with a minimum of sixteen hours in each domain. 
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Recertification: 40 hours of continuing education hours, which includes (six) 6 hours in Prevention Ethics and (six) 6 hours of Leadership, Management, or Supervisory Skills training must be earned in two years. 

SCPS DOMAINS
1. Planning and Evaluation
2. Education and Skill Development
3. Community Organization
4. Public and Organizational Policy 
5. Professional Growth and Responsibility
6. Program Management and Supervision 

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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor Requirements (CADC)

  • Experience:  3 years/6000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the AODA domains (An associate's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1000 hours; a bachelor's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2000 hours; a master's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours)
  • Education:  270 hours specific to the domains (see below). Six hours must be specific to counselor ethics.  These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervision:  300 hours specific to the domains (see below); to include the 12 core functions with a minimum of ten hours in each core function area.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written ADC Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Re-certification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 hours must be in Professional Ethics and Responsibility.

ADC DOMAINS* (updated)
1.  Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
2.  Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
3.  Counseling
4.  Professional and Ethical Responsibilities 
 
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 Certified Clinical Supervisor Requirements
 

  • Prerequisite:  Applicant must hold and maintain current certification as a CADC/ADC or AADC counselor at the IC&RC reciprocal level or hold a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the masters level or higher.
  • Experience:  5 years/10,000 hours of ADC counseling specific work experience plus 4000 hours of ADC supervisor work experience (4,000 hours may be included in the 10,000 hours and must include 200 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision).
  • An associate's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1000 hours; a bachelor's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2000 hours; a master's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours.
  • Education:  30 hours of education specific to the first five IC&RC clinical supervision domains (see below) with a minimum of four hours in each.
  • These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Clinical Supervisor Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a clinical supervisor specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Re-certification:  Six hours of continuing education earned every two years.  The six hours may be a part of the 40 hours obtained for the CADC re-certification.

CS DOMAINS
1. Counselor Development
2. Professional & Ethical Standards
3. Program Development & Quality Assurance
4. Performance Evaluation
5. Administration
6, Treatment Knowledge

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Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Requirements (CCJP)

  • Experience:  3 years/6000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the domains.  (An associate's degree in behavioral science or a non-reciprocal AODA counselor credential may substitute for 1000 hours.  A bachelor's degree in behavioral science or an IC&RC reciprocal AODA counselor credential may substitute for 2000 hours.  A master's degree in behavioral science or an IC&RC reciprocal CCS credential may substitute for 4000 hours; a master's degree in behavioral science or an IC&RC reciprocal advanced AODA counselor credential or other advanced credential (NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC, etc.) may substitute for 5000 hours).  Work experience must have been obtained within the 10 years prior to application.
  • Education:  270 hours of education specific to the domains listed below.  Six hours of education must be in criminal justice ethics.  270 hours specific to the domains with a high school diploma. 200 hours with an associate's degree or a non-reciprocal AODA counselor credential. 150 hours with a bachelor's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal AODA counselor credential. 100 hours with a master's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal CCS credential.  60 hours are required with a doctorate or an IC&RC advanced AODA counselor credential or other advanced credential (NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC, etc.) These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervised Practical Training:  200 hours specific to the domains.  150 hours with an associate's degree or a non-reciprocal AODA counselor credential.  100 hours with a bachelor's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal AODA counselor credential.  80 hours with a master's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal CCS credential; no hours are required with a master's degree or above or an IC&RC advanced AODA counselor credential or other advanced credential (NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC, etc.)  A minimum of ten hours in each domain is required.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a criminal justice specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Recertification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 hours must be in Professional Ethics and Responsibility.

CCJP DOMAINS
1. Dynamics of Addiction & Criminal Behavior
2. Legal, Ethical & Professional Responsibility
3. Criminal Justice System & Processes
4. Clinical Evaluation: Screening & Assessment
5. Treatment Planning
6. Case Management, Monitoring & Participant Supervision
7. Counseling
8. Documentation
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Requirements for these credentials must have been met or must be met by application submission. Questions about meeting requirements can be emailed to info@nmcbbhp.org.