COVID-19 Notice

IBADCC Board members have announced the following updates to certification requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • SMT testing sites have resumed as of May 1; however, site seating is limited due to social distancing guidelines. View the latest from Prometric here          
  • All individuals who’s certifications are set to expire before August 1, 2020 have been given a six month grace period to renew due to the effect state closures may have had on already scheduled in-person training needed to obtain required CE for their renewals.
  • The current requirement of obtaining 50% of your continuing education hours via in-person trainings will continue to be waived. You will remain having the option to obtain all education through online programs, including those needed to meet the professional and ethical responsibilities requirement.

The IBADCC Board will continue monitoring the impact COVID-19 may have on certification renewals. We are here to support and inform IBADCC members through these changes. For the latest information and updates, visit our  COVID-19 resource page and connect with us on  Facebook and LinkedIn.


Welcome to the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification (IBADCC). We exist to provide certification for substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists in the State of Idaho. IBADCC is a member board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).

Through IBADCC certification and renewals, addiction professionals ensure they are maintaining continuing education requirements and ethical standards of care for their clients. Whether you are an applicant seeking certification through the IBADCC, an agency seeking certified treatment professionals, or a provider of continuing education opportunities, we hope this website will be a valuable tool for you.

This is a guide for the process of
gaining your certification under the auspices of the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification (IBADCC)
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Whether you are a certified counselor checking on your expiration date or an
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Through certification with IBADCC,
members subscribe to a strict set of
ethical standards and oversight of
their professional conduct.
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