West Virginia Certification Board
For Addiction & Prevention Professionals


The West Virginia Certification Board

for Addiction Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) is a voluntary board whose purpose is to certify the qualifications and competence of the persons who are engaged in professional addictions services, be it treatment or prevention.  The WVCBAPP is a member of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium / Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (IC & RC), and as such adheres to the IC & RC requirements for certification of addictions counselors, prevention specialists, and clinical supervisors.

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IC & RC

The West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals is the State of West Virginia Affiliate to the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).

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CEUs for Certification and Re-Certification

Starting April 1, 2013, when obtaining CEUs for certification or re-certification, only 12 CEUs can be earned in a 24 hour period.  If more than 12 CEUs have been earned in a 24 hour period, please provide written explanation.

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News & Events

Video Resources

From Peter Walker: North Carolina IC&RC Member Board:
"As a Clinician, I have always enjoyed videos to get conversation going in individual and group counseling, and in the classroom.  The IC&RC member Board of North Carolina recently approved three small units of 'online' training that I provide accrediting them with two CEUs each.  these 'units' consist of 30 short reflective videos, easy to watch, and can be done on a clinician's own time. FREE!  Although to receive the CEU certificate, these training units have a small cost and are currently only accredited by the NC Board, the videos themselves as 'resources' are FREE to use and share for whatever reason.  I would be obliged if you would share the link with your State's clinicians, and let them know that these 30 short videos can be used. www.1peter1three.com/ceus-6.html."

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Job Opening

Appalachian Community Health Center is recruiting for the full time, benefitted position of Clinician to provide substance abuse and/or co-occurring therapeutic interventions.  Must have a Master's degree from an accredited college in human services or related field; professional license or certification; working knowledge of therapeutic techniques as appropriate; knowledge of crisis intervention techniques; ability to work with other staff in a professional manner; and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.  Interested persons please send letter of interest and resume to: Appalachian Community health Center, 725 Yokum Street, Elkins, WV 26241 ATTN:  Tom Singleton, Coordinator of Service Coordination/SA Services.  EOE/AA

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WVCBAPP New Office

The West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals has moved to 436 12th Street, Suite C, Dunbar, WV 25064. 

The phone and FAX numbers remain the same
Phone: (304) 768-2942
Fax: (304) 768-1562

Please address all correspondence to the new address.

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WVCBAPP Accpeting Online Payments

The WVCBAPP now accepts payments online for all certifications as well as other related items.  See the complete list of items to purchase for details. Secure payments processed via PayPal.

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IC&RC Testing

The WVCBAPP will no longer be offering the IC&RC paper and pencil written exam.   The option for testing will be the Computer Based Testing (CBT.)  The CBT is offered at two WV locations; Princeton and Morgantown and can be scheduled around the applicants schedule.  The fee for the CBT is $140.

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IC&RC Pretest Questions

The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC) has begun using pretest items on their exams.  On each IC&RC exam, there are 25 'unweighted' items that do not count toward candidates' final scores.  Pretest items are not identified on exams and appear randomly on all exam forms.  Pretest items provides verification that the items are relevant to competency and contribute toward measuring candidates' proficiency in the material.  If an item exhibits acceptable statistical performance, the item can be upgraded to 'weighted' status and be included on future examinations as a scored item.  This also allows examinations to stay current with the profession.  The examinations need to reflect the current practice and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of competent practitioners. 

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Recertification

All certifications will expire 9/30/of the year you are to recertify. Certifications expire 9/30 but the recertification applications are to be postmarked by August 30th. Any recertification application postmarked after August 30th will incur a $75 late fee. Any application that is not postmarked by August 30th will be considered inactive. The individual can regain his/her certification up to 90 days past the expiration date by completing the recertification process and paying the late fee. If the recertification process is not completed within 90 days, the certification will be null and void and the individual will have reapply, complete all certification paperwork and take the written test in order to be certified.

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