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.


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Your Opportunity to Join the Board (September 10, 2014)

The Minnesota Certification Board invites you to consider joining the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees the general operation of the MCB and meets approimately one time per month.  If you are interested in this excellent opportunity to contribute to the field, please send a letter of interest and a current resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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 Minnesota Certification Board 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, 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 exam that is accepted by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) to be used in meeting the Minnesota state 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.