The Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB) is dedicated to public protection by offering competency-based credentials to professionals. RICB establishes, administers, and monitors credentials for professionals working with addictions, behavioral health, community health, and prevention. Professionals credentialed by RICB meet rigorous standards of education, training, experience, and testing and pledge to uphold the highest standard of ethical practice.
RICB is a proud member of IC&RC. IC&RC is the global leader in the promotion of public protection by developing examinations and standards for the credentialing and licensing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. IC&RC examinations and standards are used by boards throughout the world to promote quality and integrity in the provision of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery services in their jurisdictions. Organized in 1981, IC&RC credentials can be found throughout the United States and world including US states and territories, Native American regions, and the U.S. military. Through membership with IC&RC, professionals certified by RICB are eligible for reciprocity.
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Career Ladder for Professionals Certified with RICB
RICB has developed an outline for the general requirements for certification, as well as the requirements to obtain other credentials. RICB offers credentials that help a professional progress along a career ladder. While some professionals may choose to stay at a certain level, progression through the ladder comes with the proper experience, education and examination. Professionals may begin wherever their current experience and education level permit. For more detailed requirements, click here.
Certification Name Change for ACDP, ACDP II, and CDCS Announced
Effective immediately, the Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB) has changed the names of the following certifications: ACDP, ACDP II and CDCS. The following are the new names of the certifications:
Upon renewal, professionals will be issued certificates reflecting the new name of the certification(s) held. If you would like an updated certificate prior to your recertification you may request one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We realize that this may cause some temporary confusion until this change is widely made but feel it is in the best interest of the field for all addiction counselors to be known with the same title.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW)
RICB is proud to announce the availability of a new certification: Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW). The grandparenting period for the CCHW will be from May 15, 2016 - November 15, 2017. For instructions and requirements, please review the CCHW Application.
FREE Study Guides for Prevention Specialist and Peer Recovery Specialists Now Available
Study guides for the Prevention Specialist exam and Peer Recovery Specialist exam have been published and sponsored by BHDDH. Both guides are available below.
Prevention Specialist Study Guide
Peer Recovery Specialist Study Guide
RIBCCDP Changed Its Name!
RIBCCDP is pleased to announce that we have recently filed to do business as the Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB). The Board unanimously voted on the name change so that we could be inclusive of all the professionals we serve – not only those in substance abuse treatment, but those who work primarily with co-occurring disorders, in the criminal justice system, in prevention and peers.
Effective immediately you will begin to see the name change on all of our documents, and website. It is important to note that our legal name (Rhode Island Certification Board for Chemical Dependency Professionals) has not changed and is still filed with the Secretary of State.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Problem Gambling Endorsement Available
This Certificate of Competency is available as an endorsement only to those professionals holding a current and valid reciprocal level credential and who meet the education requirement. The Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling is not a credential but rather an endorsement indicating the completion of training requirements.