Reciprocity Into MCBAP
IC&RC is the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. MCBAP is a member of the IC&RC network of certification boards.
Addiction professionals internationally certified by an IC&RC member board who relocate to Michigan may transfer their credential to MCBAP using the reciprocity process. To begin, certified addiction professionals must contact their current credentialing board and request a reciprocity/transfer application. Upon completion of the reciprocity application by both the certified addiction professional and the current credentialing board, and upon receipt of this information by MCBAP, the certified addiction professional will then be issued the equivalent credential offered in Michigan by MCBAP.
Reciprocity Out of MCBAP
IC&RC-level addiction professionals certified by MCBAP who relocate to another state, nation or other jurisdiction supported by another IC&RC member board, may transfer their credential to the new jurisdiction using the reciprocity process. Reciprocity to a non-IC&RC member board is not supported. Additional requirements may be imposed upon the certified addiction professional depending on the laws, regulations, and rules governing the practice of addiction related services in the new jurisdiction. Therefore, certified professionals are strongly encouraged to contact the IC&RC member board in the new jurisdiction to determine if any additional requirements must be met. To begin the process, certified professionals must contact MCBAP and request a reciprocity/transfer application. Upon completion of the application by both the certified addiction professional and MCBAP, and upon receipt of this information by the certification board in the new jurisdiction, the professional will then be issued the equivalent credential offered in the new jurisdiction unless laws or regulations governing the practice of addiction related services in the new jurisdiction must first be met. Credential naming may vary from one board to another.
Please note that "-M" credentials (Michigan-only) issued by MCBAP are not transferable to other jurisdictions. Contact MCBAP for information on how to upgrade a "-M" credential to the IC&RC level.
Separate IC&RC Credential Certificates
As of July 1, 2012; IC&RC no longer issues separate certificate documents for those who hold IC&RC reciprocal credentials. Certificates issued by MCBAP for qualifying professionals will have the IC&RC reciprocal gold seal, along with the MCBAP seal. However, if you wish to also have the separate IC&RC certificate, MCBAP will issue it to you at the cost of $25 each. Click the link below for a copy of the IC&RC certificate order form.