COVID-19 Update

All testing centers within the United States and Canada have closed for a period of 30 days, starting on March 17, 2020 through April 16, 2020.

This is how the change will affect you:

  • All candidate exam sessions scheduled between March 18 and April 16 have been cancelled.
  • Candidates can currently schedule into any open sessions after April 16th.

Although testing at our site has been temporarily suspended, we encourage you to continue to submit your application for processing.  Application processing will continue throughout this time and you will be able to schedule your exam into any open session after April 16th.

As further developments occur we will keep you updated. 

Certified Clinical Supervisors

Certified Clinical Supervisor Reciprocal – CCSR


This is a reciprocal level Supervisor certification for those wishing to advance in the alcohol and drug field as a Supervisor and have reciprocity as a supervisor with other IC&RC member boards who also offer this certification.

Implementation of certification for clinical supervisors began in 1998.  This certification provides documentation that individuals have met the minimum standards necessary to provide clinical supervision in Minnesota’s substance abuse services delivery system.

In 1992, Columbia Assessment Services (CAS) completed a role delineation study of the practice of clinical supervision in substance abuse services delivery.  The purpose of the role delineation study was to validate content areas that form the basis for the Certified Clinical Supervisor Reciprocal (CCSR) requirements. The role delineation study determined which tasks are applicable to the experience requirement, types of education applicable and the content of the written examination.  This study was published and copyrighted in 1992.  The Clinical Supervision written examination was developed for the IC&RC by clinical supervisors under the supervision of Columbia Assessment Services.

Minnesota's membership in the IC&RC permits use of the CCSR written examination and provides a mechanism for reciprocity for Minnesota’s Certified Clinical Supervisors with certification boards which have developed reciprocity level clinical supervisor certifications.

Read more about Certified Clinical Supervisor Reciprocal (CCSR)