Benefits of certification include:

  • Recognition for meeting specific predetermined criteria in order to assure that quality prevention and treatment services are available to the community
  • Recognition by employers in selecting competent staff to work with the relevant populations
  • Reciprocity throughout the U.S. and other countries through IC&RC, whose member boards include 76 member agencies, including 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and three branches of the U.S. military. Members also include 22 countries and six Native American territories.