Established in 1981

  • Offers 8 different credentials in prevention, treatment and recovery
  • Provides standards and examinations to 78 certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 48 states and territories, 5 Native American Regions and all branches of the U.S. military
  • More than 50,000 individuals hold IC&RC credentials across various disciplines

IC&RC’s Peer Credential

  • Newest IC&RC credential
    • First exam administered December, 2013
    • Now adopted in 19 jurisdictions
  • Designed for individuals with personal, lived experience in their own recovery from addiction, mental health disorders, or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders
  • Credential development is peer driven
  • Intended to provide credibility to the work done by individuals in recovery, members of recovery community organizations, and those who work in the substance abuse or mental health field as peer support specialists