PCB Career Ladder

The Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) has developed an outline for the general requirements for certification, as well as the requirements to obtain other credentials.  PCB offers credentials that help a professional progress along a career ladder.  While some professionals may choose to stay at a certain level, progression through the ladder comes with the proper experience, education and examination.  Professionals may begin wherever their current experience and education level permit. For more detailed requirements, click here.

Who We Are

PCB is a private, non-profit corporation which offers voluntary credentialing to the substance abuse and other behavioral health professional. PCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, case managers, criminal justice addictions professionals, co-occurring disorders professionals, auxiliary professionals, recovery specialists and intervention professionals.

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2016 Conference

Monday & Tuesday

April 18-19, 2016


Keynote Speaker: Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

Reefer Sanity: What You Need to Know

About Marijuana Now

Dr. Sabet will discuss how marijuana is becoming big business and what leaders need to know about broad efforts to commercialize and legitimize marijuana. He will discuss various myths surrounding marijuana and the complicated scientific and legal landscape surrounding the drug.


  • Conference trainings have been selected. Visit our conference page to review the trainings. Training summaries will be available soon. 
  • Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus is now available here.


Renew your certifications quickly and easily online. Fill out the entire recertification application online and (if applicable) education approval online, make payment and submit to PCB. PLEASE NOTE: You must register on the website and your account must be approved prior to completing the online recertification process.

Recertification Application - PDF
Education Approval Application - PDF

PCB Trainings

PCB is a Proud Member of IC&RC

Logo, IC&RCPCB is a proud member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 24 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
Information on Reciprocity

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania was recently awarded a HRSA Grant enabling them to launch a Certificate Program in Supporting Youth Recovery. For more information on this program please visit the Council's website.  

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