The CCB is an independent, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers certification for addiction counselors, peer recovery specialists, clinical supervisors, and prevention professionals in Connecticut. The Board has also established a specialty certificate in problem gambling for professionals licensed and credentialed in other behavioral healthcare domains. The Board is active in a number of important state-wide workforce development initiatives, provides training/continuing education and ensures that the trainings provided in Connecticut by approved vendors meet established standards.
Since 1980, the CCB has served Connecticut by offering voluntary competency-based credentials to professionals with the main purpose of protecting those individuals receiving services. Later, in 1983, the CCB joined the Certification Reciprocity Consortium in order to support the development of public standards of competency and to provide counselors the opportunity to have reciprocity between member boards. We remain an active and influential member of the IC&RC.
We are led by a group of directors committed to the mission of the organization: cultivating and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice within the recovery field. Consisting of leaders and influencers in the industry here in our state, the Board determines the direction of the agency based upon current science, workforce trends, and client safety.