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 on 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.

Our agency is instrumental in determining the standards and credentialing process for addiction and prevention professionals in the State of West Virginia. As a credentialing body, we believe that both experience and training are vital components of having an addictions-field workforce which is skilled in providing service.

Why pursue certification in West Virginia?
  • To gain recognition for basic and consistent standards for competence
    To increase the credibility of the addictions profession with consumers, employers, and other institutions/systems

  • To provide standards for the evaluation of persons seeking employment in the addictions field

  • To obtain a certification which is heavily based on both knowledge and demonstrated competency

Our Offices

Our offices are located at 436 12th Street, Suite C . Dunbar, WV.  You can conveniently contact us using any of the following methods

By Phone: 304.768.2942


By Fax:  681.205.8503


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