Frequently Asked Questions
 

Do I need an IBADCC certification to treat Alcohol/Drug patients?

How do I become Certified?

Does a CPR class count towards CEUs (Continuing Education Units)?

Where do I get a Health and Welfare background check?

How do I get reciprocity to/from Idaho?

Will my certification receive reciprocity/transfer to another state?

How much is the IBADCC certification renewal fee?

How many Continuing Education Units do I need annually?

How do I report an ethics violation?

Where do I find an Internship/Practicum?

Which Universities offer Alcohol/Drug Counselor programs?

How do I order my IC&RC Certificate?

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)?

Can the IBADCC office photocopy certification application information for other IBADCC certifications that an applicant may want to pursue in the future?

What does QP stand for and how does it affect me?

How do I know the continuing education (CE) I am taking is approved?

When will I know if my application or renewal has been approved?

What are the 12 Core Functions?

How do I request a Name change?

 

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.

Application forms are located in the Manual

ACADC Manual

CADC Manual

CCS Manual

CPS Manual

ISAS Manual

 

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Does a CPR class count towards CEUs (Continuing Education Units)?

Although CPR classes may be a requirement of your job, they do not count towards your certification requirement of 20 CEUs per year. As stated on page 2 of the Renewal packet:

a. Education must be related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks within each performance domain.

 

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Where do I get a Health and Welfare background check?

You must contact the Idaho Criminal History Unit at: http://chu.dhw.idaho.gov

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.

 

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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?

FEES

Cert Type

App Fee

CBT Fee

Renewal Fee

ACADC

$80

$235

$115

CADC

$80

$235

$115

CCS

$80

$235

$80

CPS

$65

$235

$50

ISAS

$65

$160

$75

 

How many Continuing Education Units do I need annually?

Renewal CEU Requirements

Cert Type

CEU

Ethics

ACADC (yearly)

20 hrs

2 hrs

CADC (yearly)

20 hrs

2 hrs

CCS (every 2yrs)

15 hrs

4 hrs

CPS (yearly)

20 hrs

2 hrs

ISAS (yearly)

30 hrs

2 hrs

Policy Change -Effective May 16, 2013 Ethics hours will no longer be carryover, two (2) hours of Ethics CE must be completed annually.

Education hours must include ethics.

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How do I report an ethics violation?

If you have information regarding an Ethics violation you should fill out the Ethical Standards Report and submit it to our office.

 

Where do I find an Internship/Practicum?

IBADCC does not maintain a list of internships, occasionally we will get internship positions listed on our Job Board.
Below are some places to begin looking for an internship:

Download Practicum Forms for use.

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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

Susan Esp

(208) 426-3970

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO

Mary Christy

(208) 732-6713

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

Cindy Hansen

(208) 251-1787

LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE

Bob Hayes

(208) 792-2827

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

Steven E. Meier

(208) 885-7679


To find out whether a college/university is accredited, please go to:

www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html


and click on "Database of Accredited Programs and Institutions"

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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

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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 -