The Certification Board, Inc.

The Certification Board’s primary function is the education, certification and testing of addiction and mental health professionals in the State of New Jersey as well as internationally in partnership with the IC&RC. Learn more about the Certification Board.

All of The Certification Board’s income is generated by fees related to certification of Addiction and Mental Health Professionals. In order to keep fees as reasonable as possible, The Certification Board has limited resources to answer individual questions. We are endeavoring to provide you with all of the information you require on this website.


  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC ) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor(CADC) applicants must fill out and submit and application to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. See this link for information:
  • The Certification Board only provides the Transcript Review   and the Written and Oral Exams for the LCADC and CADC.
  • All other applications and recertification information including ;CCS, CPS, CCDP, CCJP, ICADC, which are all IC&RC Reciprocal Credentials and the CTTS, CRSP, WTS, CDA, CJC & CMHA which are all Certification Board Credentials can be found at the applications link.

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is now active. See “Applications”