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Accreditation for professionals

As FDAP closed in January, IC&RC – with 50,000 members globally – comes to the fore.

IC&RC UK and SMMGP are discussing collaboration to dually accredit members of FDAP: the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium ‘gold standard’ accreditation is recognised in over 25 countries. A groundbreaking window of opportunity is being developed in the UK for FDAP members to smoothly join IC&RC’s 50,000 global members. To start, you can download the IC&RC UK Fast track form.

The accredited world leader.

Since 1981, the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium – IC&RC – protected the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for professionals since 1981. Today, IC&RC represents over 50,000 certified professionals from 78 credentialing and licensing boards worldwide whose reciprocal agreements cover 25 countries, 47 US and territories, and three branches of the US military. Professionals who hold eligible certifications or licences can transfer them between these jurisdictions.

Quality and integrity are the visible foundation of IC&RC’s work. Its products use the latest research on evidence-based practices, and they are updated every five years and subjected to an extensive process of peer review. This is why clients and employers trust the qualification in professionals they seek to work with.

Displaying your certificate prominently and using the logo on professional materials can help you gain greater professional recognition, enhance your reputation and confirm your proficiency.

IC&RC’s credentials include Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ADC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (AADC), Clinical Superviser (CS), Prevention Specialist (PS), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP), Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD) and Peer Recovery (PR).

IC&RC standards and exams are used exclusively by IC&RC Boards, with each Board independently run within their own jurisdictionally specific processes. If you want to take an exam or earn a credential, contact the board in your jurisdiction. Interested readers can access UK Board details soon at http://www.internationalcredentialing.org.uk.

UK initiatives.

To facilitate FDAP members, special arrangements have been made to welcome you to IC&RC and make the transition easier than it has ever been. A new team of Board members, with long histories of achievements in the drug and alcohol treatment & recovery field, assembled at the end of 2016. Their enthusiasm and energy are directed to your professional progress and wellbeing.

UK and european addiction therapists who have already applied to renew their accreditation can contact Glynis Read who is administrating the UK Board including recertification and reciprocity. Recovery Plus’s Deirdre Boyd is looking after strategy & marketing. Details will be updated at http://www.internationalcredentialing.org.uk.

IC&RC CEO Mary Jo Mather flew to London to speak at the Recovery Plus conference on World Drug Day 26 (+27) June. Also there will were IC&RC vice president Donna Johnson and UK Board members Glynis Read and Deirdre Boyd.