Do I need an IBADCC certification to treat Alcohol/Drug patients?
No, you do not need a certification from IBADCC to treat Alcohol/Drug patients. However, if you are treating patients whose care is funded by the state then either a certification or a Qualified Professional (QP) designation from the Department of Health & Welfare will be required.
How do I become certified?
In the ISAS manual under education and experience there is a list of courses that must be included on official transcripts.
The titles do not have to match, the content of the courses completed needs to cover the "suggested content" of the titles in the ISAS manual.
The manuals state that education must have been provided by an approved source, it does go on to list several sources. One of the approved sources is an
accredited college/university. To interpret that rule, it is assumed that the education you received through a degree program will be approved,
as long as the courses included required content.
The level of certification that you qualify for depends on the hours of work experience you have accumulated over the course of your career.
The hours of education/experience required varies for each level of certification. Please check the requirements, found in each manual (usually page 6),
to help you determine which level best suites your experience.
The purpose of the application process is to screen candidates seeking certification. If you have information that you would like the education committee to review, it is appropriate for you to submit an application package. The education committee reviews all application packages. After the committee has made a determination, you receive a letter that instructs you on the next step in the process to become certified. You can check the date of the next education committee meeting on our calendar page.
There is a sample of what the clearance letter should look like in each certification manual. Include a copy of the clearance letter with your certification application.
How do I get reciprocity to/from Idaho?
In order to receive reciprocity in Idaho please contact your current certifying board and explain that you would like reciprocity to IBADCC in Idaho. If you are looking to receive reciprocity in to another state, please contact ibadcc.org for a Reciprocity Form.
Will my certification receive reciprocity/transfer to another state?
Certification transfers are possible with boards who are members of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The state you are transferring to must have an equivalent level of certification. Click here to find member boards in other states.
If the state you are moving to is a member of the IC&RC and would like to apply for reciprocity, please contact the IBADCC office to receive a copy of the application.
How much is the IBADCC certification renewal fee?
How many Continuing Education Units do I need annually?
Renewal CEU Requirements
CCS (every 2yrs)
Policy Change -Effective May 16, 2013 Ethics hours will no longer be carryover, two (2) hours of Ethics CE must be completed annually.
Which Universities offer Alcohol/Drug Counselor programs?
The following colleges/universities are participating in the Idaho Alcohol/Drug Counselor Education Project. They have developed and are currently offering courses and workshops which meet IBADCC requirements.
For more information regarding available courses and other educational opportunities, please contact the person listed below for each school.
Also, remeber that you can get your education from any accredited college or university, it does not have to be an Idaho school.
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Steven E. Meier
To find out whether a college/university is accredited, please go to:
and click on "Database of Accredited Programs and Institutions"
How do I order my IC&RC Certificate?
Download the IC&RC Order Form return form with payment to IC&RC by fax to +1 717-540-4458 or mail to 298 South Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA, 17109 USA. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the processing and mailing of your certificate(s).
Does a Bachelors in Criminal Justice degree qualify for one of the three (3) years of experience required for certification as a CADC (outlined in CADC manual)?
No. The IBADCC Board has determined that it does not.
Can the IBADCC office photocopy certification application information (transcripts, reference letters, etc) for other IBADCC certifications that an applicant may want to pursue in the future?
Each certification has unique forms. All forms for each certification must be completed and submitted to the IBADCC office.
Health & Welfare Background Checks will be accepted within three (3) years of date of application.
Official Transcripts can be re-used if there are no changes in education between certification applications.
What does QP stand for and how does it affect me.
QP is a status (not a certification) defined by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare as Qualified Professional. Please contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare SUD unit for more information. You can click here for a current list.
How do I know the continuing education (CE) I am taking is approved?
5) Renewal Procedures...
3. All education providers must be on the approved list at the time the education is recorded: NAADAC, State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, NASW, NBCC, IC&RC, IBADCC or an accredited college/university. Documentation needs to include a copy of any certificates of completion or an official college/university transcript
When will I know if my application or renewal has been approved?
The Education Committee is responsible for reviewing all renewal and application packages. They meet once a month, on Friday. Please see our calendar page to find their next meeting. The IBADCC office staff works diligently, the afternoon of the education committee, to prepare renewed certificates, update the web with current expiration dates, and prepare applicant notification letters.
Notifications will be mailed the week following the education committee meeting. For new applicants, this letter will explain the next step in the certification process.
What are the 12 Core Functions?
This is pulled from the certification manuals - click here
How do I request a Name change?
Please see Section I, number 6) in any of the manuals for instructions and then you must fill out a Request for Name Change - click here -