The State of Iowa is part of the network of reciprocal certifications under the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) certification guidelines set forth by IC&RC. The CAP or Certified Addiction Professional class is the educational path that students should choose if they wish to take advantage of reciprocity in another state via a Florida Certification Board certification. CACs, Certified Addiction Counselors, are not able to reciprocate through the IC&RC.
One of the many benefits of receiving your education from The Academy for Addiction Professionals is that we teach to the CAP level. This means that even if you do not qualify for a CAP certification today, you will have had the training to upgrade when other criteria for certification are met.
It is important that you contact the Iowa Board of Certification to confirm your eligibility and rules regarding taking classes in other states or online classes for certification. Rules vary by state and do sometimes change.
CACs may be able to upgrade their certifications to a CAP in the future, if they qualify. They must be approved by the Florida Certification Board through an upgrade application available here. They also must pass the IC&RC international exam along with the Florida specific exam.
Please contact the IC&RC as well as the Iowa Board of Certification (IBC) to learn more about the reciprocal regulations between Iowa and Florida as well as the requirements for certification.
Iowa Board of Certification
225 NW School St. Ankeny, IA 50023
Fax : 515-965-5540