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Ethics Preamble

Updated: Aug 2, 2023


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The Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification (referred to herein as "the Board" or "IBADCC") provides certification for substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists in the State of Idaho. The purpose of the IBADCC’s voluntary certification process is to assure consumers, the public, and employers, that individuals certified by IBADCC are capable and competent, have been through a certain organized set of experiences, and have been judged to be qualified.


IBADCC is dedicated to the principle that professionals in the field of alcohol and drug treatment must conform their behavior to the highest standards of ethical practice. To that end, the IBADCC has adopted this Certified Professional Code of Ethics (referred to herein as “the Code” or “the Code of Ethics”), to be applied to all professionals, certified, or seeking certification.


The Board is committed to investigate and sanction those certified professionals or those seeking certification who breach this Code. Ethic investigations are conducted by CLEAR certified board members. Certified professionals or those seeking certification are therefore encouraged to thoroughly familiarize himself/herself with the Code and to guide their behavior according to the Rules set forth within this Code.

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