Thank you for your interest in applying for certification in the State of Idaho . This is a guide for the process of gaining the designation of Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) under the auspices of the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification, Inc. (IBADCC). Please note that information contained herein may be changed without notice.

IBADCC is an independent, non-profit corporation whose purpose is to set and maintain professional certification standards for practitioners in addictions counseling. This serves the profession by controlling the practitioner standards and qualifications at the state level and it provides the individual with a credential signifying professional competency.

IBADCC is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The IC&RC is the national body whose function is to grant reciprocity from state to state and to set appropriate standards for credentials. The IC&RC office will no longer automatically mail reciprocally certified professionals an international paper certificate. You can order your own paper certificate from IC&RC by clicking on this link: Order Form

CCS Applications and Renewals should be completed and submitted online.

Existing certificate holders should login with their email on file with IBADCC.
New applicants should click here to submit a new application.

Renewal applications must be completed on or before your certification expiration date. If your renewal is completed after your expiration date and within the first 30 days, you will be charged a grace period fee. Any time after a month from your expiration date, your certification is considered lapsed. Certifications at any level that have been expired more than six (6) months MUST go through the process of reapplying and retesting for their certification, unless inactive status was approved.

Should you have any questions regarding the credentialing process, please direct your inquiries to


Experience/Educational Requirements

A. Applicant must be certified as a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC) or Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ACADC) for five (5) years.

B. CCS must maintain a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC) or Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ACADC) in order to continue to have a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).

C. A Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Science field. Verification of the degree must be submitted by official college/university transcripts received by IBADCC office personnel.

D. Documentation of two (2) years of clinical supervisory experience in substance abuse. These two (2) years may be included in the counseling experience as a CADC.

E. Documentation of 30 hours of didactic training in clinical supervision. All applicants, regardless of educational level must have 30 hours clinical
supervision specific training.

F. Training must include the 4 Performance Domains: Assessment/Evaluation, Counselor Development, Management/Administration, and Professional
Responsibilities. The training should be reflectiveof the 12 Core Functions in their clinical application and practice. (see Section II)

CCS Testing

A completed application must be submitted and approved in order to be eligible to test.

A study guide is available at

IC&RC Study Guides AND Practice Exams are available at

CCS Fees
Application $80.00
CBT Exam $235.00
Two-Year Renewal Fee
State Certification which includes the IC&RC membership update