Southwest Certification Board (SCB)
The Southwest Certification Board (SCB), an affiliate of Native American Connections, is an official International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Certification Board for the purpose of credentialing qualified alcohol and drug counselors, serving both urban and tribal Native American populations.
The IC&RC defines the jurisdiction of SCB as: Counselors working in Indian Health Service (IHS) funded agencies, Tribal and Native American operated agencies, and agencies that primarily serve American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) in the Southwestern United States.
The SCB administers the IC&RC Credentialing:
- Southwest Certification
- Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor - CADC I*
- Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor - CADC II
- IC&RC Certification
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor - ADC
The State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (BBHE) requires counselors to be LICENSED to practice in the area of Substance Abuse Counseling. Consequently, the State of Arizona does NOT recognize Southwest Certification or IC&RC Certification credentials.
How to Apply For Certification
- Please click on Credentials in the top menu to access the forms for CADC I or CADC II. For the credentialed professionals who are recertifying please use the recertification forms appropriate to your credential. A signed copy of the Counselor’s Professional Ethics must accompany all applications plus the appropriate fees. The IC & RC Certificate Application must be completed by CADC II professional upon each recertification to obtain the IC& RC certification & reciprocity status.
- 40 Hours of continuing education every 2 years or 20 hour's every year of certification is required to meet a counselor's recertification bi-annually.
For more information contact:
Davina Haskins at (602) 254-3247 ext. 1011