• Renewal deadlines

    Please submit Renewal applications 4 to 6 weeks prior to expiration dates.

  • Dev Plan deadlines

    Please send in full initial certification applications at least 2 months prior to Development Plan expiration dates.

  • CPRM to Medicaid

    MCBAP CPRM professionals may now apply for Medicaid billing approval - contact MDHHS.

  • CCS Promo

    Become a Certified Clinical Supervisor with the CCS credential.

  • Mail Tracking

    Please use a mail tracking feature if mailing documents to MCBAP

  • Fax Off

    Due to technical factors, MCBAP's fax reception is offline for the present time. Mail or email documents.

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About Us

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.

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, Korea, Singapore, India, the United Kingdom, Spain and Mexico.

The IC&RC reciprocal certifications MCBAP currently offers to new applicants are:

Certification is reciprocal with other IC&RC member boards that offer the above noted credentials.  Similar, older, non-reciprocal credentials are also recognized in Michigan, mainly for professionals who gained their credentials before October 2008.

 MCBAP Board of Directors

MCBAP is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Members come from across Michigan, and represent a wide range of professional experience in the substance use disorders service field.

Thomas Moore, Chairman - Grand Rapids

Marty Malcolm, Vice Chairman - Sterling

Kristie Schmiege, Treasurer - Royal Oak

Stephen Lehman, Secretary - Decatur

Beverly Chisholm - Detroit

Paul Haverson - Baraga

Joel Hoepfner - Okemos

Don MacDonald - Manistee

Robert Mellin - Marquette

Phillip Mosby - Grand Blanc

Kimberly Shewmaker - Flint

Patti Warmington - Caledonia



Karen Youngs Hartley, Executive Director

Susan Patino, Sr. Certification Specialist

Jill Gawronski, Certification Specialist