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Missouri Credentialing Board
428 E. Capitol, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
573-616-2300, fax: 573-616-2303


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The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board's Changes!

Name Change:  The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board is now the Missouri Credentialing Board! This name change reflects the expansion of the Board's credentialing of professionals in a variety of fields:  Prevention Specialists, Peer Mentors, Gambling Counselors, etc. 

501c(6) Status: The Missouri Credentialing Board is no longer housed at the Department of Mental Health.  The Missouri Credentialing Board is now an independent 501(c)6 organization. 

New Website:  The new web address is

Staff Email Addresses and Phone Numbers:  The Missouri Credentialing Board employs two full time employees:  Stacey Langendoerfer--Executive Director and Scott Breedlove--Assistant Executive Director.
 Email address:
or for general questions email


Phone and Fax Number:  The main line number to the Missouri Credentialing Board-(573)616-2300
Fax Number-(573)616-2303 
Mailing address:  428 East Capitol; Jefferson City, Mo. 65101

This is our new mailing address!  However if you have sent mail to us--we will continue to receive it at the P.O. Box number for a period of time. 

Thank you for being patient during our big move!  We are working hard to answer your emails, phone calls and mail in a timely manner. 

Our best,
 Stacey and Scott



Professional Search

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to lookup a professional by last name or credential number to verify an active and valid credential.


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Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional

    Click here to register to become a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional. When registering for the training and exam, please include “MSAPCB” in the referral code box.

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Please Note: MRSS & MRSS-P applications received in the MSAPCB office after December 31, 2013 must include 6 hours of “live” ethics training.

New Prevention Specialist Examination

The examination reflects a shift in the Prevention field from being strictly Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) to a broader scope encompassing aspects of mental, emotional, and behavioral health. This shift has also been reflected in the new Prevention Specialist standards.

Information about the new standards and Candidate Guide for the Prevention Specialist Credential can be found below.

2,000 or 4,000 hours of Prevention experience across the 6 domains.
· HS Diploma/GED & 4000 hours prevention work experience within last 10 years or
· Bachelor Degree (Higher) & 2000 hours prevention work experience within last 10 years
Degree must be from a college or university found in the US Dept. of
Education’s database of accredited schools. The database can be found at

Education:  120 total hours across all 6 domains of which 24 hours must be ATOD specific with 6 hours of Prevention Ethics.                                

120 hours specific to the 6 domains with 10 hours in each domain. 

Examination: Candidates must pass the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Prevention Specialist Examination.  

Code of ethics: 
Applicants must sign a Prevention specific code of ethics statement.

Recertification:  40 hours of continuing education across the prevention domains every two years.

The New Prevention Specialist Candidate Guide can be located at the Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) website:


The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1977 from the (then) Missouri Association of Alcoholism Counselors for the purpose of providing a recognized credential for qualified professionals working in the field of substance use disorders.
MSAPCB is a proud member of IC&RC, which protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals.  The largest organization of its kind, IC&RC represents more than 40,000 professionals worldwide. The IC&RC web address is

The MSAPCB operates with a minimum of twelve board members, five of whom are nominated and appointed representatives, one from five established regions in the State. In addition, the MSAPCB currently employs three full time staff employees.