What is IC&RC?

IC&RC’s Mission:  IC&RC promotes public protection by offering internationally-recognized credentials and examinations for the prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.

IC&RC’s Vision:  IC&RC will be the globally recognized resource for prevention, addiction treatment, and behavioral health credentialing.

IC&RC’s Tagline:  Leading the World in Credentialing/Prevention, Addiction Treatment, and Recovery Professionals

About IC&RC:  IC&RC is the global leader in the credentialing, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.  Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.

IC&RC Prevention Specialist Standards – Adopted October 2013

Experience:  2,000 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

Supervision: 120 hours specific to the domains with 10 hours in each domain

Examination: Candidates must pass the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination

Code of Ethics: Applicants must sign a Prevention specific code of ethics statement

Recertification: 40 hours of continuing education across the prevention domains every two years.

For Kansas-specific requirements, see link called “Certification Requirements.”

Kansas Coalition of Prevention Programs and Services, Inc. (KS Prevention Certification Board) is a proud member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.