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 Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Reciprocal – CCJPR


Drug offenders account for significant growth in the prison population. Addiction counseling with individuals in the criminal justice system is complex and complicated, and it requires specialized training. Competency in treating substance use and other mental disorders alone does not sufficiently prepare professionals for dealing with the interaction of addictive and criminal thinking.

In addition to addiction counseling skills and theoretical understanding, Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals (CCJP) need an understanding of the criminal justice system and criminal thought patterns. The CCJP credential requires professionals to demonstrate competency through experience, education, supervision, and the passing of a rigorous examination.

This credential is recognized as the gold standard for competency in the field and has been endorsed by the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA). The International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), a membership organization dedicated to promoting community-based corrections for adults and juveniles and enhancing public safety, endorsed IC&RC’s Criminal Justice Addictions Professional credential in March 2010.

The CCJPR is a reciprocal level certification. The reciprocity that is available is with other IC&RC member boards who hold this certification. This certification is for individuals who have education, experience and supervision in both areas of alcohol and drug addiction and criminal justice. This certification is valuable especially for those who are pursuing a career where both of these areas of expertise are needed.

Read more about the Criminal Justice Professional (CCJPR)