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Approval in Iowa

Iowa Board of Certification

  • Provider Info:

  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Total Requirement: 40 credit hours required

Applies To:

  • Iowa Addiction Counselors

Our distant learning courses are accepted for continuing education credit for addiction counselors, as set forth by the Iowa Board of Certification. For renewal certification the IBC requires a $15 fee for each distant learning course submitted to the certification board. There is no fee for those seeking their initial certifications.

Initial Certification There is no limit on distant learning courses for initial certification. *However please be aware of the following IBC content requirements when selecting CE courses from this site:

3 hours of racial/ethnic cultural competency training is required for all NEW certifications. Note: This has been reduced from the original requirement of 6 hours. “The racial/ethnic category covers training including, but not limited to, the following categories: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.”

CADCs: A minimum of 150 clock hours of training in the Core Functions is required.Some special conditions apply; namely, clock hours must be earned as: • 45 clock hours in Counseling Theories & Techniques • 45 clock hours in Alcohol and Drug specific education • 6 clock hours in Special Populations • 6 clock hours in Counseling Ethics • The remaining hours may be earned under any of the Core Functions.

IADCs 300 clock hours of education and training in the Core Functions. Some special conditions apply; namely: 90 clock hours in Counseling Theories & Techniques • 90 clock hours in Alcohol and Drug specific education • 6 clock hours in Counseling Ethics • The remaining hours may be earned under any of the Knowledge and Skill Competencies.

Recertification Please be aware of the following IBC content requirements when selecting courses from this site:

No hours of racial/ethnic cultural competency training are required for recertifications. Note: This is a change from the original June, 2009 requirement of 3 hours.

Certified co-occurring disorders professionals(CCDP): must obtain forty (40) clock hours of continuing education during the two-year certification period to qualify for recertification. Three (3) of the clock hours must be in ethics. The remainder of the hours must be education specific to Co-occurring Disorders No more than 20 clock hours may be earned through distance learning for each two-year certification period.

Certified Clinical Supervisors: Certified Clinical Supervisors must obtain forty (40) clock hours of continuing education during the two-year certification period to qualify for recertification. • Six (6) of the clock hours must be in ethics. • The remaining hours must be relevant to the certified professional’s field. No more than Twenty (20) clock hours may be earned through distance learning for each certification period.

CADCs and IADCs: of the required 40 hours for recertification, three (3) hours must be in ethics. The remaining recertification hours must be applicable to a substance abuse counselor.

No more than 20 clock hours may be earned through online/distance learning for each two-year
certification period.

Prevention Specialists: of the required 40 hours for recertification, three (3) hours must be in ethics. The remaining recertification hours must be applicable to a prevention specialist.

View a IBC’s Credential Comparison chart that compares all IBC credentials:
https://www.iowabc.org/sites/default/files/pdf/credential_comparison.pdf

Here is a link to the IBC CADC Handbook as well:

https://www.iowabc.org/sites/default/files/pdf/cadc_handbook.pdf

Addiction Counselor CE is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC. CE Learning Systems is approved to offer continuing educations courses by NAADAC (#410) and many ICRC certification boards. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the courses.

Board Contact Info

Iowa Board of Certification 225 NW School Street Ankeny IA 50023 Phone: (515) 965-5509 Fax: (515) 965-5540
https://www.iowabc.org/

  • Supervision Courses

    Iowa Certified Clinical Supervisors Consider these courses to help fulfill your renewal requirements:

    • We do not yet offer courses to fulfill this requirement.

  • Co-occurring Disorders Courses

    Iowa Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals Consider these courses to help fulfill your renewal requirements:

    • We do not yet offer courses to fulfill this requirement.

View More Courses Currently 453 of our courses are available for addiction counselors and prevention specialists licensed by IBC. These are just a few examples!

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

IBC uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On CE-Credit.com these terms may be considered synonymous.

Contact Info

Iowa Board of Certification 225 NW School Street Ankeny IA 50023 Phone: (515) 965-5509 Fax: (515) 965-5540
https://www.iowabc.org/

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Iowa:

  • Addiction Counselors

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.