Certified Clinical Supervisor

Scope of Practice: The practice of a certified clinical supervisor is based on knowledge in the performance domains to supervise substance abuse professionals who work to treat, prevent, or reduce the conditions that place individuals at risk of developing addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse. Additional details may be found in the IC&RC website.

Who May Apply for this Credential? Any Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist interested in pursuing the supervision of persons providing substance abuse services. The CCS is not a standalone credential.

How to Earn this Credential (Download Manual)

  Clinical Supervisor Intern (CSI) –

  • Official Transcript of Advanced Degree, including clinical internship as part of curricula
  • A supervision agreement with a CCS
  • Agreement to adhere to the Ethical Principles of Conduct of the Board
  • Resume and Job Description
  • Documentation of 15 hours (50% of required 30 hours)of Clinical Supervisor specific education/training
  • Registration fee of $125.00 (non-refundable) made payable to NCSAPPB
  • Completion of SBI/SBI background check to include $38.00 (non-refundable) fee to NCSAPPB

Full Certification

  • Completion of 4,000 hours (2 years) of supervised clinical supervisory experience at a ratio of 1:80 hours as reported by a Certified Clinical Supervisor. The supervisory CCS is required to update the Board annually of the progress and performance of the CSI.
  • Three Letters of Reference, including one from a supervisee of the CSI
  • Completion of remaining 15 hours (total of 30 hours) of clinical supervisory specific education
  • Examination Fee ($125)and passage of the IC&RC CS exam