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March 17 - Effective Immediately, and for a period of 30 days from today, ALL TESTING SERVICES ARE HALTED throughout the United States and Canada. Please check back here for updates.


Introducing a new online certification application and renewal process starting January 6, 2020!

You will now be able to submit certification documents, as you complete them, through the Certemy system.  Once the application is complete, the TCB office will review them for approval. 

More information will be available during the roll-out.

Links will be provided on the Certification Applications page for all certifications.

Effective July 1, 2019 TCB will be certifying Re-Entry Peer Specialists with the purpose of creating a workforce for individuals who have been previously incarcerated. For more detailed information please visit

Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) has undergone a name change. To be more inclusive of all our certifications we are now the Texas Certification Board (TCB).

Texas Certification Board

The Texas Certification Board is an autonomous arm of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.The certification board is committed to the setting of counselor standards and protection of the public good.

The certification board engages in the following functions:

  • Certifies counselors above and beyond their license to provide counseling services;
  • Administers licensure and certification examinations;
  • Certifies providers of continuing education;
  • Monitors and enforces counselor ethics; and,
  • Works to promote counselor reciprocity.

Events of Interest

Congratulations to Julie Stevens for receiving a Special IC&RC Leadership Award for her work in Prevention!

Prevention Rocks!



The Texas Certification Board is a proud member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, IC&RC has 73 member certification and licensing boards in 48 U.S. states and territories, four Native American regions, all branches of the U.S. military and 11 international regions.

If you are a TAAP Member you are authorized to take 10% off your renewal application fee, if you renew online us the promo code TAAP. Please Note that the membership will be verified. 


Score letters are now emailed automatically immediately after the candidate has completed their exam. 

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Practice Exams were developed to mimic IC&RC’s Computer Based Testing platform to enhance a candidate’s preparation experience. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the 50 question practice exam. At the completion of each practice exam, candidates are provided with a score report detailing their performance based on the various content areas of the examination. IC&RC now offers practice exams for the following five examinations: Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC), Clinical Supervisor (CS), Peer Recovery (PR) and Prevention Specialist (PS). Practice exams for all other examinations will be forthcoming. Practice exams are just one of the many resources available to candidates preparing for their IC&RC examination.


Study Guide 

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 IC & RC CCJP Supplemental Exam
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Candidate Guide - Click Here

CCJP Changes October 1, 2017

IC&RC is pleased to announce an updated version of the Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) exam will go into effect on October 1, 2017. In addition, CCJP standards have been improved to reflect changes in the field. The CCJP Standards will include the passing either the ADC exam or AADC exam and the new CCJP supplemental exam. This will not effect those who currently hold a CCJP.


Changes to the CCJP Exam

CCJP candidates will be required to pass either IC&RC’s Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) or Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) exam and take the IC&RC CCJP supplemental exam. Based on the 2017 job analysis, domains of the exam have been updated to include:


1.       Dynamics of Addiction and Criminal Behavior

2.       The Criminal Justice System and Processes

3.       Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning

4.       Case Management and Counseling


You can access the updated CCJP candidate guide at

The new CCJP supplemental exam has a total of 60 questions (50 scored and 10 pre-test). Candidates are allowed 90 minutes to complete the exam.

For more information on the updated CCJP, visit the News section of IC&RC’s website at this link:


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