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.
Peer Recovery Certification
The WVCBAPP has been approved by IC&RC to begin offering a newly developed Peer Recovery (PR) credential. The initial grandfathering period for those qualified was from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. Please note the grandfathering period has been extended to December 15, 2014. During the grandfathering period the written examination requirements 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.
On December 8-12th, 2014 The Recovery Coach Academy will be offered in Teays Valley. For more information please contact David Sanders at 304-356-4806.
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
Marjorie Parsons' credentials were revoked on January 24, 2014 due to ethical violations.
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.
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.
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.
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.