• Renewal deadlines

    REMINDER: submit Renewal applications 4 to 6 weeks BEFORE the expiration dates.

  • Dev Plan deadlines

    Take IC&RC exam well ahead of Development Plan expiration. Submit full certification application at least 2 months prior to Development Plan end.

  • Mail Tracking

    Please use a mail tracking feature if mailing documents to MCBAP

  • One Year Option

    One-Year Renewal option will be discontinued effective 10/01/2018.

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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.

Kristie Schmiege, Chairperson - Royal Oak

Marty Malcolm, Vice Chairperson - Sterling

Joel Hoepfner, Treasurer - Okemos

Stephen Lehman, Secretary - Decatur

Beverly Chisholm - Detroit

Jane Dika - Waterford

Paul Haverson - Baraga

Tom Moore - Grand Rapids

Robert Mellin - Marquette

Phillip Mosby - Grand Blanc

Kimberly Shewmaker - Flint

Kimberly Thalison - St. Johns

Patti Warmington - Caledonia



James Schepper, Executive Director

Susan Patino, Operations Manager/Certification Specialist

Jill Gawronski, Certification Specialist