The Delaware Certification
Board is an organization which offers voluntary state-level credentialing to
alcohol and other drug abuse professionals. The Board, compromised of
certified professionals throughout the state, implements standards and testing
for certification of addiction professionals.
DCB is a
private, non-profit corporation that establishes, safeguards, and monitors
certification standards for professionals in the substance abuse and other
behavioral health fields. It advocates for quality, comprehensive substance
abuse and other behavioral health services in Delaware and on an
pursue this mission by:
Developing standards and credentialing processes; Maintaining ethical standards and procedures for consumer
protection; Lobbying, advocating, and representing to governmental groups; Providing curricula and standards for training and education; Offering other services to providers and professionals.
Chemical Dependency Professionals Information
Department of State, Division of Professional Regulation offers licensure for
chemical dependency professionals.
One of the licensure requirements is to hold a current and valid CADC credential
issued by DCB.For more information
on becoming a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, click here:http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/index.shtml
Delaware Council on Gambling Problems 2013-2014 Training Schedule
Tthe current training schedule from the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems
can be found here.
Instructions for signing up for these free trainings are included.
These trainings may be used for initial and recertification for CADC, CCDP, CCDP
D and CPS.
Launches New Certified Recovery Coach Credential
The Delaware Certification Board (DCB) is pleased to announce the availability
of the new Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) credential to begin immediately.DCB has adopted standards to begin to offer a unique and distinct
certification that will recognize the work done by recovering individuals in the
The role of the CRC reflects a collaborative and
strengths-based approach, with the primary goal being to assist individuals in
achieving sustained recovery from addiction.CRCs will not be clinicians; they will serve in a supportive role within
the community and/or within a treatment setting.Services provided by the CRC become a permanent critical component of the
continuum of care services that will substantially improve an individual’s
ability to sustain recovery/wellness.The primary function of the CRC is to help individuals gain access to
needed resources in the community by assisting them in overcoming barriers and
helping them bridge gaps between their needs and available resources.
The CRC credential identified four domains or core areas of competence.Within each domain are task, knowledge and skill statements that further
define the role of the Certified Recovery Peer Mentor.The four domains are Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, Recovery/Wellness
Support and Ethical Responsibility.
The Delaware Certification Board
is pleased to announce new distance learning approved education for our
professionals. We are working hard to initiate and maintain a robust and
diverse calendar of educational opportunities for all professionals seeking
certification in Delaware. In the coming months we will be working to
increase approved educational offerings in a variety of ways including:
facilitated online trainings, in-person trainings, and more distance learning
opportunities. Please check the website for updates!
DCB is happy to annouce the FIT Program: Focus on Integrated Treatment.
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Delaware Certification Board (DCB) Presents Workshop on the Certification
Certification Board will provide a free workshop on the certification process in
agencies with staff of 10 or more. This informative workshop will consist of an
overview of all credentials offered by DCB. Time will be allotted for questions
and answers and materials will be distributed to attendees. To schedule your
free 1 ˝ hour workshop on the certification process, contact Mary Jo Mather, DCB
Executive Director, at 717-540-4456 extension 103 or email to
Effective 1-1-09, revised Substance Abuse Facility Licensing Standards from the
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse
and Mental Health.
DCB is a proud member of IC&RC,
which protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity
for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. The largest
organization of its kind, IC&RC represents more than 40,000 professionals