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Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor - (AADC)
Statement of Purpose


The Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of addiction counseling. The following AADC credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board (TCB). The AADC credential will separate those counselors who are content with a status quo existence from those who continue to achieve a higher level of excellence within the addiction profession. A counselor’s “level of expertise” can now be clearly defined.

AADC Application Download to Print (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor) 

AADC Online Application (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

IC&RC ICAADC Online Application

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor - (ADC) 
Statement of Purpose

The Alcohol Drug Counselor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of chemical dependency counseling. The following ADC (formerly CADAC) credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board (TCB). These guidelines were originally constructed in 1994, and were presented to the membership of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals for approval, review and comment. The primary purpose of the credential is to raise the standards of education and experience levels so that individual counselors with exceptional experience or education and experience can be duly recognized by their peers and professional organizations, statewide and nationally.

ADC General Application Download to Print (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor)

ADC w/out Degree Online Application (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor)

ADC w/ Associates Degree Online Application (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor)

ADC w/ Bachelors Degree Online Application (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor)

ADC w/ Masters Degree Online Application (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor)

IC&RC ICADC Online Application

 

Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist - (ACPS)
Statement of Purpose

The Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist (ACPS) is an International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) at the CPS level only. The ACPS is a TCB credential to recognize prevention specialists who have completed additional degree work. The ACPS credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the area of prevention throughout Texas. The ACPS shall be viewed as a fully qualified specialist in the area of prevention and able to provide these services independently or with minimal supervision, to the degree allowed by applicable laws, statutes and regulations. The ACPS is designed to be appropriate for those professionals currently practicing in the prevention field. An ACPS is a health care professional who has been certified by the Texas Certification Board (TCB) as having been adequately trained to provide prevention education training. Prevention services shall be within the limitations of all applicable state and local statutes. An ACPS is also an individual who adheres to the ethical principals set forth by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP).

Sample Supervised Practical Experience Documentation Form

ACPS Application Download to Print (Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist)

ACPS w/ Associates Degree Online Application (Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist)

APCS w/ Bachelors/Masters/PhD Online Application (Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist)

IC&RC ICPS Online Application

  

Certified Prevention Specialist - (CPS)
Statement of Purpose


The Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the area of prevention throughout Texas. The CPS shall be viewed as a fully qualified specialist in the area of prevention and able to provide these services independently or with minimal supervision, to the degree allowed by applicable laws, statutes and regulations. The CPS is designed to be appropriate for those professionals currently practicing in the prevention field. A CPS is a health care professional who has been certified by the Texas Certification Board (TCB) as having been adequately trained to provide prevention education training. Prevention services shall be within the limitations of all applicable state and local statutes. A CPS is also an individual who adheres to the ethical principals set forth by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP).

CPS Application Download to Print (Certified Prevention Specialist)

CPS Online Application (Certified Prevention Specialist)

IC&RC ICPS Online Application

 

Associate Prevention Specialist - (APS)
Statement of Purpose

The Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) designation is intended for individuals pursuing competency in the field of substance abuse prevention or those with sustained employment in the field. APS designation is available for current prevention staff who are interested in pursuing this designation including staff currently employed at a substance abuse prevention entity.

Sample Supervised Practical Experience Documentation Form

APS Application Download to Print (Associate Prevention Specialist)

APS Online Application (Associate Prevention Specialist)


Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist - (CCDS)

Statement of Purpose

The Chemical Dependency Specialist credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of addiction counseling. The following CCDS credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board (TCB). The CCDS credential will separate those counselors who are content with a status quo existence from those who continue to achieve a higher level of excellence within the addiction profession. A counselor’s “level of expertise” can now be clearly defined.

CCDS Application Download to Print (Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist)

CCDS Online Application (Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist)

 

Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor - (CCGC)
Statement of Purpose


The Compulsive Gambling Counselor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of addiction counseling. The following CCGC credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board (TCB). The CCGC credential will separate those counselors who are content with a status quo existence from those who continue to achieve a higher level of excellence within the addiction profession. A counselor’s “level of expertise” can now be clearly defined.

CCGC Application Download to Print (Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor)

CCGC Online Application (Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor)


Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Applicant Status - (CCJP-A)
Statement of Purpose


A CCJP-A status may be issued to an individual who has met the educational and practicum requirements for the Texas CCJP, but has not yet passed the exam and may still be working on direct service/work experience hours. The CCJP-A applicant status will be issued for a period of five (5) years, in which time you must meet the requirements for and pass the written IC&RC CCJP exam for the full Texas CCJP. You may renew your CCJP-A certification for a period of three years one time only, provided you meet all re-certification requirements. 

CCJP-A Applicant Status Practicum Timesheet Form

CCJP-A Supervised Work Experience Form

CCJP-A Application Download to Print

CCJP-A w/out Degree Online Application

CCJP-A w/ Associates Degree Online Application

CCJP-A w/ Bachelors Degree Online Application

CCJP-A w/ Masters Degree Online Application

CCJP-A w/ Doctoral Degree Online Application


Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals - (CCJP)
Statement of Purpose

After collaborating with criminal justice professionals around the state and around the country, TCB has requested and received permission from the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium to offer the CCJP certification for Criminal Justice Professionals who also work in and around the field of substance abuse. We recognize that the LCDC does not always speak directly to the needs of the criminal justice system, so we have worked with those professionals to develop a credential that better meets their unique needs. It is our hope that this certification will allow employers and those they serve to recognize those professionals whose expertise includes the unique blend of substance abuse issues and those related more specifically to criminal justice.

CCJP Practicum Timesheet Form

CCJP Supervised Work Experience Form

CCJP Application Download to Print (Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional)

CCJP w/out Degree Online Application (Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional)

CCJP w/ Associates Degree Online Application (Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional)

CCJP w/ Masters Degree Online Application (Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional)

CCJP w/ Doctoral Degree Online Application (Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional)

IC&RC ICCJP Online Application

 

Certified Clinical Supervisor - (CCS)

Statement of Purpose
The Clinical Supervisor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of supervision. In a treatment setting, the CCS shall improve the quality of supervision of interns, enhance the credibility of the practicum experience and provide greater relevance for certification. The CCS certification is designed to be appropriate for those individuals who are currently supervising counselor interns. The CCS is a healthcare professional who has been certified by TCB as having been adequately trained to provide supervision for counselor interns. The services shall be within the limitations of all applicable state and local statutes. The CCS is also an individual who adheres to the ethical principles as set forth in the Texas System of Certification of Clinical Supervisors.

CCS Application Download to Print (Certified Clinical Supervisor)

CCS w/out Degree Online Application (Certified Clinical Supervisor)

CCS w/ Associates Degree Online Application (Certified Clinical Supervisor)

CCS w/ Bachelors Degree Online Application (Certified Clinical Supervisor)

CCS w/ Masters Degree Online Application (Certified Clinical Supervisor)

IC&RC ICCS Online Application

  

Peer Mentor / Peer Recovery Coach Designation - (PM/PRC)
Statement of Purpose 


The Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Coach Designation (PM/PRC) standardizes qualifications of those working in peer recovery support within the field of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. The following PM/PRC designation guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board (TCB) in concert with the Texas Department of State Health Services and identified stakeholders. 

Helpful information can also be found under the Useful Links page on the TCB website.

**This designation is not Medicaid reimbursable nor is it reciprocal through IC&RC**

PM/PRC Application Download to Print (Peer Mentor / Peer Recovery Coach Designation) 

PM/PRC Online Application (Peer Mentor / Peer Recovery Coach Designation)

 

Peer Recovery Support Specialist - (PRSS)
Statement of Purpose


The Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) credential standardizes qualifications of those working in peer recovery support within the field of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. 

Helpful information can also be found under the Helpful Links page on the TCB website.

Association for Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) and TCB is pleased to introduce Young Peer Mentors for Young People (16-25) in Texas project to provide Certification, recruitment and coursework which includes classroom training and increase the competencies for each PRSS-Peer Recovery Support Specialist in serving ages 16-25.

Young Peer Mentors for Young People in Texas training project creates a new focus on transitional-age young people and to increase the number of Young Peer Mentors trained annually. The Project will provide the classroom training and Certification needed for students to become Endorsed Peer Mentors and Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists.

**This certification is not Medicaid billable**

**This certification can be reciprocal through IC&RC**

PRSS Application Download to Print (Peer Recovery Support Specialist)

PRSS Online Application (Peer Recovery Support Specialist)

IC&RC ICPR Online Application

 

Re-Entry Peer Specialist- (JI-RPS)

Statement of Purpose

Re-Entry Peer specialists providing services under TCB's Standards support participants with a mental health and/or substance use challenge that have been incarcerated (jail or prison) toward long-term recovery.

 

Helpful information can be found here.

 

**This certification is not Medicaid billable**

 

**This certification is not reciprocal through IC&RC**

 

JI-RPS Application Download to Print (Re-Entry Peer Specialist)

 

JI-RPS Online Application (Re-Entry Peer Specialist)

 

 

 

Mental Health Peer Specialist- (MHPS)

 

The Mental Health Peer Specialist credential standardizes qualifications of those working in Recovery Support within the field of mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. This certification is intended for providing peer specialist services through Medicaid and applies only to peer specialist services that are Medicaid reimbursable.

Applicants must apply for an Initial 6-month certification. Once they have 250 hours of supervised experience, they can apply for the Full Certification.  Hours must be earned under the supervision of a certified Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS).  The fee is $60 to be paid with the initial certification, and covers both the initial AND full certification.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

**This certification is Medicaid billable**

 

**This certification is not reciprocal through IC&RC**

 

Additionally, for many answers to your questions, here is a link to the Texas Administrative Code that regulates Medicaid Peer Services.

 

Guidelines for Peer Supervision

 

HHSC's steps for peers to become certified to bill medicaid

 

BACKGROUND CHECK DIRECTIONS - Background Acceptance Guidelines

 

Initial MHPS Application Download to Print (Mental Health Peer Specialist)


Full MHPS Application Download to Print (Mental Health Peer Specialist)


MHPS Online Application (Initial & Full Mental Health Peer Specialist)

 

 

Recovery Support Peer Specialist- (RSPS)

 

The Recovery Support Peer Specialist credential standardizes qualifications of those working in Recovery Support Peer within the field of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. This certification is intended for providing peer specialist services through Medicaid and applies only to peer specialist services that are Medicaid reimbursable.

Applicants must apply for an Initial 6-month certification. Once they have 250 hours of supervised experience, they can apply for the Full Certification.  Hours must be earned under the supervision of a certified Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS).  The fee is $60 to be paid with the initial certification, and covers both the initial AND full certification.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

**This certification is Medicaid billable**

**This certification is not reciprocal through IC&RC**

 

Additionally, for many answers to your questions, here is a link to the Texas Administrative Code that regulates Medicaid Peer Services.

 

Guidelines for Peer Supervision

 

HHSC's steps for peers to become certified to bill medicaid

 

BACKGROUND CHECK DIRECTIONS - Background Acceptance Guidelines

 

Initial RSPS Application Download to Print (Recovery Support Peer Specialist)

 

Full RSPS Application Download to Print (Recovery Support Peer Specialist)

 

RSPS Online Application (Initial & Full Recovery Support Peer Specialist)

 

 

 

Peer Specialist Supervisor- (PSS)

 

The Peer Specialist Supervisor credential standardizes qualifications of those working in Recovery Support Peer within the field of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. This certification is intended for providing peer specialist services through Medicaid and applies only to peer specialist services that are Medicaid reimbursable.

 

This application is for a 2 year supervisor application. The fee is $60.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

**This certification is Medicaid billable**

**This certification is not reciprocal through IC&RC**

 

Additionally, for many answers to your questions, here is a link to the Texas Administrative Code that regulates Medicaid Peer Services.

 

 GUIDELINES FOR PEER SUPERVISION

 

 PSS REQUIREMENTS

 

BACKGROUND CHECK DIRECTIONS - Background Acceptance Guidelines

 

PSS Application Download to Print (Peer Specialist Supervisor)


PSS - Peer Specialist w/out Degree Online Application


PSS - Peer Specialist w/ Degree Online Application


PSS - QMHP-CS  w/ License under QCC or LPHA Online Application


PSS - QMHP-CS w/ Degree under QCC or LPHA Online Application


PSS - QCC or LPHA Online Application

 

 

 

Peer Instructor 

 

The instructor credential standardizes qualifications of those working in Peer Services Training within the field of substance use, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. 

  

Instructor Application

 

 

 

Inactive Status Application - (All Credentials)

In order to receive Inactive Status automatically, the credential in question must be currently active. The credential may be designated Inactive for a maximum of two (2) consecutive years. After two (2) consecutive years, applicants must either re-certify or apply for Inactive Status again. Subsequent applications for Inactive Status are not automatically approved; subsequent applications for Inactive Status must be individually approved by the Texas Certification Board.

INACTIVE STATUS APPLICATION

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