RICB Seeking New Board Members

The Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB) is seeking new members for its Board of Directors.  Interested candidates must be certified by RICB.  Board Member responsibilities include, but are not limited to: attendance at Board Meetings, participation in special meetings, and committees, setting policy, upholding high ethical standards and working with the staff of RICB.  Board Members are also responsible to ensure the Rhode Island Certification Board fulfills its mission and serves its professionals and the field to the best of its ability.

RICB meets four times a year in Cranston. The expectation for those interested, is that they are available to attend all meetings in person.  Interested certified professionals should complete the application process by Friday, February 1, 2019. At the end of the application you will be asked to upload your resume. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Questions should be directed to info@ricertboard.org

RICB BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RICBBoardMemberApp NOTE: Once you start this application, you must finish it in one session. You will not be able to log back in to complete it and will need to start a new application.



Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Specialty Endorsement

The Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB) is pleased to annouce the availability of a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Specialty Endorsement. This endorsement was developed in conjunction with BHDDH and is available to those who are currently certified with RICB, as well as those who hold a health care practitioner license.


For requirements and more detailed information, please review the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Specialty Endorsement Application





Download and complete the Recertification Application - PDF.  You can print and mail or fax the application or save and email it to RICB.


Who We Are

The Rhode Island Certification Board (RICB) is dedicated to consumer protection through offering competency-based credentials to behavioral and community health professionals and maintenance of ethical standards and procedures for practice. RICB advocates for and represents these competencies and standards to stakeholders.

Career Ladder: RICB developed an outline for the general requirements for certification, as well as the requirements to obtain other credentials. For more detailed requirements please click here.

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RICB is a Proud Member of IC&RC

Logo, IC&RCRICB is a proud member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 24 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
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Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional & Chemical Dependency Supervisor

RICB offers three certifications that are prerequisites for licensing. You must be currently certified by RICB in order to be eligible to be licensed/re-licensed through the Department of Health. If you let your CADC, CAADC or CCS certification(s) expire your LCDP/LCDCS will be suspended by the Department of Health.

The LCDP and LCDCS are obtain through the Department of Health. Questions regarding the licenses should be directed to the Department of Health. For more information on licensing, visit the Department of Health's website.