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Principles

Certain important principles lay the foundation for these credentials.

  1. These certifications are based on a combination of competency and knowledge about addiction counseling, clinical supervision, prevention, and peer support to include academic achievement.
  2. Authority for these certifications come from professionals nationwide working in the fields of addiction counseling, clinical supervision, prevention, and peer support who share a common concern for educational standards, with focus on International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) role delineation study processes, education and competency within the practice of addiction counseling, clinical supervision, prevention, and peer support.
  3. Persons having skills and utilizing them in positions other than those of addiction counselors, clinical supervisors, prevention specialists, and peer support specialist may be certified by the Texas Certification Board. The basic requirement for certification is the performance of addiction counseling, clinical supervision, prevention activities, or peer support services and academic achievement.
  4. Application for these certifications is entirely voluntary.
Authority

As a member board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and as an autonomous body within the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP), the Texas Certification Board (TCB) represents persons who are dedicated to service as counselors, clinical supervisors, prevention specialists, peer support specialists, and other health professionals who are most affected by certification and standardization of related issues.  The authority for the TCB certifications is derived from the affiliation with IC&RC and within its assigned functions as authorized by TAAP. Recognition of certification is voluntary. The credibility of these certifications results from the standards that are maintained and the performance levels established by TCB, and most importantly, the professional competency, knowledge and integrity of the board certified persons.

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