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Addiction Counselor Certification Reciprocity

One of the many benefits of receiving training from the Academy for Addiction Professionals and a certification from the Florida Certification Board (FCB) is the reciprocity that some of the certifications allow in other states. This means that depending on the certification, you may be able to transfer it to another state without retaking a course.

The two certifications that have reciprocity in other states in accordance with International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) standards are:

Certified Addiction Professional
Certified Addiction Counselor (Must take optional IC&RC exam)

The CAP course requires that all candidates take the IC&RC written exam as part of the course. This automatically makes them eligible to apply for reciprocity. In order for students taking the CAC course to be eligible for reciprocity in other states, they must opt to take, and pass, the IC&RC written exam as well as meet other qualification criteria. It is important that both CAPs and CACs know that the IC&RC sets the minimum standards for reciprocity, however individual states may impose more stringent requirements to reciprocate your license.

Following is a list of states and territories that reciprocate with the FCB certifications above. Click on a link to learn more about reciprocation in each state:

Alabama Kentucky Ohio
Albuquerque Louisiana Oklahoma
Arizona Maryland Pennsylvania
Arkansas Massachusetts Puerto Rico
California Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Dakota
Delaware Mississippi Texas
D.C. Missouri Utah
Georgia Nebraska Vermont
Hawaii New Hampshire Virginia
Idaho New Jersey West Virginia
Illinois New Mexico Wisconsin
Indiana New York
Iowa North Carolina

Related Topics:
IC&RC Written Exam
Upgrading From a CAC to a CAP
Maintaining Certifications in Different States


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The Academy for Addiction Professionals is a leading addiction professional training center and an approved education provider for both the Florida Certification Board (FCB) and NAADAC. We offer interactive in-class (2 South Florida locations) and online training courses for the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) and Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) levels of certification as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development programs.