The Rhode Island Certification Process is designed to measure competency of addiction professionals. RIBCCDP recognizes that Chemical Dependency Counselors, Prevention Specialists, Student Assistance Counselors, Co-Occurring Disorders, Recovery Coaches and Criminal Justice Professionals are educated in a wide range of disciplines, therapeutic approaches and counseling techniques.
The RIBCCDP has been a participating member in the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) since 1988. IC&RC sets international standards for addiction professional competency and develops and maintains written examinations for each reciprocal credential offered.
LICENSED CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
RIBCCDP offers three certifications that are prerequisites for licensing. You must be currently certified by RIBCCDP in order to be eligible to be licensed/re-licensed through the Department of Health. If you let your ACDP, ACDP II, CDCS 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 and scroll to the Mental Health & Counseling table.
UPDATES & NEWS
Applications for Initial Certification and Recertification
Problem Gambling Endorsement Now 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.