REMINDER: submit Renewal applications 4 to 6 weeks BEFORE the expiration dates.
Take IC&RC exam well ahead of Development Plan expiration. Submit full certification application at least 2 months prior to Development Plan end.
Please use a mail tracking feature if mailing documents to MCBAP
The MCBAP office will be closed until January 2, 2019
One-Year Renewal option will be discontinued effective 10/01/2018. Plan ahead.
MCBAP Mission: To provide public protection and promote quality services through certification of professionals engaging in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems and the assessment and treatment of addictions.
International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
The Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the most active authority for professional substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery credentialing in Michigan.
MCBAP's membership in the IC&RC requires a commitment to adhere to international standards that ensure competence in professionals providing substance abuse services. The IC&RC’s membership currently includes more than 77 boards in the United States, Indian Health Services, U. S. Military, U. S. Federal Court Administrators and numerous foreign countries including Canada, Sweden, Bermuda, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and India.
The IC&RC reciprocal certifications we currently offer to new applicants are:
Certification is reciprocal with other IC&RC member boards that offer the above noted or equivalent credentials. Similar, older, non-reciprocal credentials are also recognized in Michigan, mainly for professionals who gained their credentials before October 2008.