Emeritus Status Policy


MCB has established an Emeritus Status to accommodate certified professionals who are retired from the work force, but wish to maintain a connection to MCB.  Approval of Emeritus Status is at the discretion of MCB.  Applicants will be notified by MCB of the approval or denial of emeritus status via email approximately 7 to 10 business s days after the request is received.


Eligibility for Emeritus Status:

  1. Certified and in good standing
  2. At least fifty-five (55) years of age
  3. Minimum of ten years of certification without lapse in certification
  4. Retiring with no intention of returning to any form of addiction-related employment

Procedure for obtaining Emeritus Status:

  1. Request Emeritus Status in writing from MCB
  2. Include documentation for eligibility with the request
  3. Pay $60.00 Emeritus Status fee every two years
  4. No continuing education is required for this status

Certified professional who are approved for Emeritus Status will receive a certificate(s) from MCB for all credentials held indicating the change to Emeritus Status on the certificate(s)

 

Inactive Status Policy
 

MCB has established an Inactive Status to allow certified professionals, who are experiencing extenuating circumstances, a means to prevent their certification from expiring.  Inactive status is for certified professional who expect to be inactive for a minimum of six months.  Inactive Status allows them to avoid the reapplication process.

Certified professionals in good standing unable to meet the continuing education requirements for recertification maintenance due to health or extenuating personal reasons may place their certificate on inactive status if they meet the requirements.  The process for reactivation from inactive status will then be followed when they wish to activate their certification.  Approval of inactive Status is at the discretion of MCB.  Applicants will be notified by MCB of the approval or denial of inactive status via email approximately 7 to 10 business days after the request is received.  Insufficient hours of continuing education will not be accepted as rationale for requesting Inactive Status.  In addition, credential placed on Inactive Status are not eligible for reciprocity.

 

Eligibility for Inactive Status:

  1. Certified and in good standing
  2. Moving to another state but remaining active in the field
  3. Retired
  4. Pursuing academic coursework and not working in the field for the duration of such course work
  5. On extended military active duty
  6. Experiencing health problems
  7. Experiencing extenuating personal circumstances
  8. Leaving the field and choosing not to maintain certification via continuing education

Procedure for obtaining Inactive Status

  1. Request “Inactive Status” in writing stating the specific reason(s) for the request.
  2. Submit documentation for eligibility.
  3. Pay a $100.00 fee

During the period of the Inactive Status, certified professionals are considered to be without MCB certification.  They cannot refer to themselves in writing or verbally as a certified professional, or use the credential(s) acronym behind their name.  Any use of the credential during Inactive Status could result in an ethical violation upon reactivation.


Procedure for Reactivating a Credential from Inactive Status

  1. Submit a written request for reactivation to MCB
  2. Document fulfillment of education requirements per level of credential(s) previously held.  Only education accrued after the last date of active certification can be used.
  3. Submit payment of recertification fee per level of credential(s) previously held.

 

Reinstatement of Lapsed Credentials Policy

 

You need to submit to MCB your completed recertification application and annual renewal fee before the expiration date on your certificate.  If the recertification is not postmarked by the expiration date, the individual will no longer hold their credential and so may not represent themselves as such.  

If you wish to become recertified after your certificate has lapsed, you may be eligible for a reinstatement, which includes a reinstatement fee and bringing all renewal fees, continuing education, and other requirements up to date.  The following guidelines will be applied.

If you apply to reinstate your credential within 30 days of your missed recertification date, you will be assessed a $30 late fee.  You would also be responsible for any missed fees and continuing education requirements.

If you apply to reinstate your credential between 1 month to 1 year of your missed recertification date, you will be assessed a $100 reinstatement fee.  You would also be responsible for any missed fees, forms, and continuing education requirements.

If you apply to reinstate your credential between 1 year to 2 years of your missed recertification date, you will be assessed a $250 reinstatement fee.  You would also be responsible for any missed fees, forms, and continuing education requirements.

If your certificaton has lapsed for more than two years, your file will be closed and you will not be eligible to reinstate your credential.  You would be required to apply for a new credential, meeting the current requirements for the credential at that time and paying the full certification fee for the new credential.  Upon approval/completion of these steps, you will be issued a new certificate number.