IMPORTANT!

Effective January 1, 2017
Notice of Changes:

1. Ethics Continuing Education Hours
2. Documentation of Acceptable CE Providers


1. Ethics Continuing Education Hours
As of January 1, 2017, all Ethics Continuing Education hours mus be obtained face to face.
Face to face education is defined as in person with an instructor or through an electronic medium that allows for real time interactivity with the instructor(s) as the educational content is being presented.

Ethics hours can no longer be obtained through in-service training.

In-service training is the education and training which occurs within the counselor's agency, only for agency staff
and conducted only by agency staff.

2. Documentation of Acceptable CE Providers
We would like remind members that all education has to be approved by IBADCC.

The Education Committee reviews all renewals and uses the following as a guideline:

a) College courses must be documented with a transcript. Please highlight, on your transcript,
courses used on the "Documentation of Educational Requirements" sheet.

b) Workshops or seminars approved by IC&RC, NAADAC, State of Idaho Dept of Health & Welfare, NASW and NBCC are acceptable.

All renewal forms will now include a column, asking the member to identify which approved entity
(i.e. IC&RC, IBADCC, NBCC, etc.) or accredited institution provided the course, workshop or seminar.

Please contact the IBADCC office if you have any questions concerning these policy changes.  

IMPORTANT!

Effective June 1, 2016
Changes are being made to the following areas pertaining to the renewal of certifications:

1. Frequency of Renewal
2. Cost of Renewal
3. Carryover hours and
4. Acceptable CE format

 

1. Frequency of Renewal
All certifications expiring after June 1, 2016 will be enrolled in a two-year renewal cycle. As always,
90 days prior to the expiration of your professional certification, you will receive a renewal notice from IBADCC.
2. Cost of Renewal (two-year)
A 10% discount will be provided off current one-year rates times two cycles.
(Example, current rate $115.00 x 2 = $230.00 x 10% discount = $207 for two-year renewal rate for ACADC and CADC)
Other certifications:
CPS = $90, ISAS = $135, CPRC = $108, CRC = $108
CCS (currently a two-year cycle) will remain the same = ($80).
3. Carryover Hours
NOTE: Carryover hours (approved by the Education Committee during your last renewal) will be honored during the first two-year renewal cycle. All subsequent renewals will NOT have any carryover hours allowed.
4. Acceptable CE Format
Effective June 2, 2016 only 50% of CE earned can be in an online learning format. The remaining 50% of continuing education must be from a face to face workshop or class.

Please contact the IBADCC office if you have any questions concerning these policy changes.  


IBADCC launches application for Supervisors for CPRC and CRC.

For anyone wanting to supervise hours for CPRC and CRC candidates.

Effective January 1, 2016 anyone supervising CPCR and CRC candidate hours must have applied to the IBADCC for the Recovery Coach Supervisor List. Until January 1, 2016, any Supervisor currently on the IBADCC Supervisor list can supervise hours for CPRC and CRC candidates.

Please see the Peer Recovery Supervisor App here

The new certifications (CPRC and CRC) are endorsed by IC&RC and support IBADCC's efforts to establish standards and educational oversight of recovery coach professionals throughout the state.

 

IBADCC launches two new certifications.

Effective July 1, 2015

IBADCC is pleased to announce the addition of two new certifications, the Certified Peer Recovery Coach and the Certified Recovery Coach.   These new certifications are endorsed by IC&RC and support IBADCC's efforts to establish standards and educational oversight of recovery coach professionals throughout the state.

IBADCC would like to thank the various public and private stakeholder groups who have played an important part in developing these certifications over the last two years.

For more detailed information on each respective certification, please download the manual and application below.

Certified Peer Recovery Coach

Certified Recovery Coach

 


 

REMINDER to check your manual for what are considered approved CEU's for renewals! Even though something may be required for your particular job, does not mean it is approved for the renewal of your certification. (Example: CPR - is not an approved CEU)

Continuing Education Guidlines
The continuing education requirements for ACADC/CADC certification is (20) hours. (ISAS 30 hours)

One (1) credit hour in an academic setting equals 15 clock hours. The education submitted must meet the following requirements.

a. Education must be related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks within each performance domain
.
b. Continuing education hours must be documented and attendance verified with a signed certificate of attendance that includes number of hours earned, and/or a letter verifying attendance, and/or a letter of verification signed by your supervisor. ALL education must be approved by IBADCC. College courses must be documented with a transcript. Please highlight, on your transcript, courses used on the “Documentation of Educational Requirements” sheet. (Workshops or seminars approved by IC&RC, NAADAC, State of Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare, NASW and NBCC are acceptable.)
c. 2 new hours of the hours required each year must be Ethics.
d. No more than five (5) hours in-service training is acceptable. Documentation must include a certificate of completion.
e. Education presented by the candidate does not count towards continuing education hours.

From the manual:

Continuing Education is defined as:
° Workshops or seminars approved by IC&RC, NAADAC, State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, NASW, NBCC, or IBADCC. Documentation of workshop/seminar requires a copy of any certificates of completion.
° “In-service” of 5 hours maximum. Documentation of workshop/seminar requires a copy of any certificates of completion.
° College/university courses one (1) credit hour equals 15 clock hours.


NEW CLARIFICATION OF Grace Period/Lapsed Certificate Policy

Effective June 1, 2014

SEE "Renewal Procedures" in your respective certification manual
The renewal application MUST be postmarked or in the IBADCC Office by your certification expiration date.

Please note: Grace Period, is defined as the day after a certification expires to the 30th day after. During that time, if a counselor has submitted their renewal and it was received and processed by the IBADCC office, the counselor is not considered to be expired. Please check with the IBADCC office if there is any question as to the counselor’s status. If your paperwork is postmarked within 30 days after your expiration date, you will be charged a $25.00 grace period fee; otherwise your certification will be considered lapsed.

SEE "Lapsed Certificate Policy" in your respective certification manual
Certifications at any level that have been expired between days 31-180 days (6 months) may be renewed, if the counselor seeking recertification is in good standing with IBADCC, has abided by the IBADCC Code of Ethics, and completes the following procedure:
1) Return completed renewal application for re-certification with a check for renewal amount plus $100 lapsed certificate processing fee.
2) Documentation of CEUs, two (2) of which must be Ethics training.

Please note: Counselors whose certifications have been expired between 31 to 180 days (6 months) may not engage in scope of practice activities for hire during this period.

Receipt of renewal documentation is based on postmarked date; this date is honored for items pending review by the Education Committee. Additionally, certifications at any level that have been expired more than six (6) months MUST go through the process of reapplying and retesting for their certification, unless inactive status was approved.



LIST OF APPROVED SUPERVISORS FOR ISAS, CADC AND ACADC CANDIDATES HOURS (click here)


There is now a list of supervisors that have registered with IBADCC. These individuals have agreed to abide by an expanded code of ethics specific to supervising IBADCC candidates. Most of these counselors are not "Certified Clinical Supervisors" (CCS) - but they are approved to supervise hours for ISAS, CADC and ACADC candidates working towards their certification(s).



CHANGE TO COMPUTER BASED TESTING cancellation/rescheduling process...

Starting January 1, 2014 candidates will cancel or reschedule their examinations on-line directly with IQT. Candidates will pay their rescheduling fee upfront to IQT. Candidates will no longer need to contact IBADCC to cancel or reschedule their on-line computer based testing.



New as of November 6, 2013 (Supervisor Registration)

In an effort to continually improve the credentialing process, IBADCC announces that as of January 1st, 2014, all individuals who meet the IBADCC qualifications to supervise a certification candidate’s hours must be registered with IBADCC.
 
Any individual meeting our current supervision requirements or those qualified individuals currently providing supervision to certification candidates, have until December 31st, 2013 to complete the registration process. All interested, qualified supervisors, are asked to complete and submit the registration form located on the IBADCC website (http://www.ibadcc.org/sup_app.htm). There is no cost to register as a supervisor with IBADCC.
 
Please note: Registering as a supervisor with IBADCC is not the same designation as “Clinical Supervisor” as outlined by the Department of Health and Welfare Behavioral Health Unit or the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) credential, as issued by IBADCC.
 
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the IBADCC office at 208-468-8802 or contact your Regional Representative:
 
Region 1: Jennifer Romero, jenn@restoredpaths.com
Region 2: Cheryl Morton, cheryl2888@yahoo.com
Region 3: Walter "Jim" Meldrum, wmeldrum@idoc.idaho.gov
Region 4: Claudia Wilcox, theofostic@gmail.com
Region 5: Donna Stalley, donnastalley@cableone.net
Region 6: Donna Honena, dhonena@sbth.nsn.us
Region 7: Ron Moser, rmoser@idoc.idaho.gov



Policy Change: Effective May 16, 2013 Ethics hours will no longer be carryover, two (2) hours of Ethics CE must be completed annually.