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), the global leader in credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment and recovery professionals.  Organized in 1981, IC&RC 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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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

Emeritus Status Certification

The Emeritus Status Certification is a specialized category for an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC); Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC); Clinical Supervisor (CS); Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) and Prevention Specialist (PS) who hold a valid certification under the WVCBAPP, with 20 years experience in the addiction field and have retired from full-time work. This certification allows a professional to hold their certification without meeting the CEU requirements for re-certification.  The Application and additional information for the Emeritus Status Certification is on the WVCBAPP website under the Applications tab.

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Peer Recovery Certification

The WVCBAPP has been approved by IC&RC to begin offering a newly developed Peer Recovery (PR) credential.  The grand-parenting period for those qualified is from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014.  During the grand-parenting period the written examination requirement are waived for those who meet the work experience, education and training requirements.  The application and manual can be found under the Applications tab on the WVCBAPP website.

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The Value of Certification

From IC & RC:

Credentialing provides much needed standardization to the rapidly growing and ever evolving professions of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery.

Please see link to IC & RC video below.

The Value of Credentialing - Credentialing 101.

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Ethical Violation

Marjorie Parsons' credentials were revoked on January 24, 2014 due to ethical violations.

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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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