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
Stephen Lehman, Vice Chairperson - Decatur
Joel Hoepfner, Treasurer - Okemos
Jane Dika, Secretary - Waterford
Beverly Chisholm - Detroit
Don MacDonald - Clare
Marty Malcolm - Sterling
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, Administrative Services Manager/Certification Specialist