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Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals

The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals is an autonomous arm of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.The certification board is committed to the setting of counselor standards and protection of the public good.

The certification board engages in the following functions:

  • Certifies counselors above and beyond their license to provide counseling services;
  • Administers licensure and certification examinations;
  • Certifies providers of continuing education;
  • Monitors and enforces counselor ethics; and,
  • Works to promote counselor reciprocity.
The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals 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 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.

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Practice Exams were developed to mimic IC&RC’s Computer Based Testing platform to enhance a candidate’s preparation experience. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the 50 question practice exam. At the completion of each practice exam, candidates are provided with a score report detailing their performance based on the various content areas of the examination.We are pleased to announce the availability of an IC&RC Prevention Specialist practice examination! IC&RC now offers practice exams for the following three examinations: Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC), Clinical Supervisor (CS), and Prevention Specialist (PS). Practice exams for all other examinations will be forthcoming. Practice exams are just one of the many resources available to candidates preparing for their IC&RC examination. 

IC & RC Updates 



Important Updates!!!

TCBAP will start the Grandfathering period for Peer Recovery Support Specialist    July 1, 2014-September 28, 2014 
As of September 29, 2014 you must meet all IC & RC requirements for the PRSS

Please note you should have received a letter if you have not please contact out office

New requirements added to the Peer Mentor Peer Recovery Support Coach Designation effective September 29, 2014 

500 hours of volunteer or paid work experience specific to the domains. 
25 Hours of supervision specific to the domains


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News from the field


Dr. Phyllis Gardner of Texarkana, Texas was elected IC&RC President at the IC&RC Fall meeting. Dr. Gardner is a Professor of Sociology at Texarkana College.Dr. Gardner holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor. She has served the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals in various capacities since 1990 and is a past president of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.




Julie Stevens, TCBAP Vice Chair, of Georgetown, Texas was presented with the IC&RC President's Award at the IC &RC fall meeting. Julie serves as a delegate from Texas to IC&RC and serves as Chair of the Prevention Committee. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Baylor University and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist.

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Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals 1005 Congress Ave., Suite 460 Austin, TX 78701
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