CCDPD Certification

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


2000 hours of co-occurring specific work AND 2000 hours of counseling experience in the last ten years.


Master’s degree or higher in co-occurring disorder (COD) or behavioral science with a clinical application from a college or university that is accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or an international equivalent if degree is from an international institution. 140 hours of COD specific training that includes a focus on both substance use and mental disorders and considers the interactive relationship between the disorders. Six hours must be counselor specific ethics training. One hour of education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous instruction.


100 hours, at least ten 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.