The Minnesota Certification Board (MCB)

Setting the policies and procedures for alcohol and other drug certifications.

Who We Are

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).

Types of Certifications

We offer certifications for professionals in the areas of alcohol and drug counseling, co-occurring disorders, prevention, clinical supervision, peer recovery, and criminal justice. Learn more about the various certifications we offer, the requirements and fees for each, and begin your application!

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One year after receiving your initial certification, you will need to renew your certification and pay an annual renewal fee. After that, you’ll move to a two-year recertification cycle. Learn more about keeping your credentials up-to-date! 

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The Minnesota Certification Board offers computerized exams, which are available throughout the year with NO cut off dates. Find a testings center and learn more about how to apply for an exam!

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The MINNESOTA CERTIFICATION BOARD, through a department of Human servies funded grant, Launches new Peer Specialist Website

The Minnesota Certification Board (MCB) is pleased to announce a new free standing Peer Specialist resource website called the Minnesota Peer Resource Hub.  The new Peer Specialist website was created to provide information and resources to support and promote workforce development in the service areas across Minnesota. The website was developed through a Department of Human Services funded grant. The website provides information that may be helpful to those interested in becoming a peer or for those entering the peer specialist workforce, or for those already providing peer services. The website includes community events, career opportunities and pathways, education, and training offerings among other informative topics. We invite you to please visit the new Peer website at the link: