We are well aware that trainings are being canceled or postponed during this health emergency situation which may result in difficulties recertifying credentials on or before expiration dates. You have up to one year beyond your expiration date to recertify your credential so there is no need to request an extension or waiver. Further, VCB will waive the extra lapsed fee for any certified professional who is late recertifying their credential. When you are able, you will simply recertify as normal. Your current expiration date cannot be extended so your credential will lapse if you are unable to recertify on or before the expiration date. However, you can still recertify your lapsed credential up to one year beyond your expiration date. You may use online trainings for some or all of your recertification hours.
VCB is a private, non-profit corporation which offers voluntary credentialing to substance use, community health and other behavioral health professionals. VCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, peer recovery specialists and community health workers. VCB establishes, safeguards, and monitors certification standards for professionals in the substance use, community health and other behavioral health fields. It advocates for quality, comprehensive services.
VCB is a member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 24 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
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