To protect the public by providing competency based credentialing of Human Service Professionals.

ICB is a private, non-profit organization that promotes standards for professionals in the addictions field. ICB shall protect the welfare of the public through improvement of quality health care service being provided to the individual, his/her family, and/ or significant others. ICB does this by writing and publishing standards, evaluating experience and education, reviewing each application for the respective credential, and upgrading those standards. ICB’s professional standards meet or exceed all international standards for practitioners.

ICB also encourages the highest ethical standards for all practitioners. Towards that end, the Board has established a Code of Ethics for its professionals in Illinois. ICB also investigates and may take disciplinary action on reports of ethical violations.

Since knowledgeable and skilled professionals are the goal of the Board’s efforts, ICB has taken the task of recognizing and promoting educational opportunities for its professionals.