On its own initiative, KETHEA has established a Certification Board for Alcohol & Drug Counsellors and Prevention Specialists in collaboration with the IC&RC. The Board examines applications and provides credentials for professionals living and working in Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Bulgaria in accordance with international standards and the particular cultural conditions that hold in each country.
The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, which was founded in 1981, is a non-profit consortium of boards that credential drug counsellors, clinical supervisors, prevention specialists, professionals who deal with co-existing disorders, and certified criminal justice addictions professionals.
The IC&RC consists of 76 organizations representing over 45,000 certified professionals worldwide. It is the IC&RC’s job to protect the public by promoting common standards in drug treatment and prevention, as well as facilitating the transfer of professional rights for credentialed professionals in the field of addiction within the countries in which it is active: Germany, Greece, UK, US, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, Sweden, Bulgaria, et al.