CCDP Certification

To be eligible for reciprocity to other IC&RC jurisdictions, credentials obtained through Member Boards must meet the following IC&RC minimum standards:


4000 hours of co-occurring specific work experience and 2000 hours of documented work experience in counseling in the last ten years. 6000 hours total.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in co-occurring disorder (COD) or behavioral science with a clinical application from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or an international equivalent if degree is from an international institution. 200 total hours are required, of that 140 hours of COD specific training that includes a focus on both substance use and mental disorders. 30 hours of addiction specific training and 30 hours of mental health specific training are required. Six of those hours must be counselor specific ethics training.


200 hours, at least 20 hours in each of the domains.


Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Examination.

Code of Ethics

Applicants must sign a co-occurring specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.


40 hours of COD-specific continuing education earned every two years.

IC&RC credentials can only be obtained by meeting the requirements of the local Member Board where you live or work at least 51 percent of the time. The application process and specific requirements varies for each jurisdiction, so professionals seeking credentialing must contact the local board.