The Minnesota Certification Board (MCB)

  • Find the Right Certification for You

    MCB helps find the right certifications for your career.

  • Study Guides and Resources

    MCB offers study guides and Resources to help you get certified.

  • IC&RC Member Certification Board

    MCB is the IC&RC member certification board in Minnesota

  • State-of-the-Art Computerized Testing

    MCB is a computerized testing site for Schroeder Measurement Technology Quality testing.



In Memory of Joycene Ryan

The Minnesota Certification Board (MCB) honors the life of Joycene Ryan who died on June 2, 2015.  Joycene had been involved with MCB for over two decades and most recently served as the president of the board of directors.  Joycene was committed to the mission of the board and enjoyed spending time during her retirement training and assisting the office staff, interacting with other board members, and helping to make various improvements.

In addition to her work with the MCB, Joycene worked as a chemical dependency counselor and family therapist in private practice for 37 years.  Joycene was a long-time member of the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH), served as a chair of their ethics committee, and was a recipient of the Bernie Belling Ethics Award.



The Minnesota Certification Board (MCB) is a non-profit agency dedicated to protecting the citizens of Minnesota by ensuring that certified professionals working in a wide range of professions are providing safe and competent services to the public.  The MCB is a member board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).
  • The MCB administers certifications for professionals in the areas of alcohol and drug counseling, co-occurring disorders, prevention, clinical supervision, peer recovery, and criminal justice.


  • The MCB administers the IC&RC (International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium) exams for all certifications that have an examination requirement. This includes the IC&RC alcohol and drug counselor comprehensive exam that is accepted by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) toward the testing requirement for the LADC license.


  • The MCB is also one of the testing locations for ISO Quality Testing.


  • The MCB has an endorsement process for workshops and conferences that guarantees the acceptance towards recertification.


Whether you are an applicant seeking certification in your profession, an employer hoping to establish the competence of your employees through certification, or a provider of professional and continuing education services, we hope you will find what you need.