International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals
Established in February 2009 as the training and credentialing arm of DAP, ICCE is an integral part of the global initiative funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), US Department of State.
The establishment of ICCE is a response to the long-standing crisis of inadequate evidence based programmes in the region and the dearth of trained addiction professionals. The Colombo Plan, with the guidance from INL embarked on this new initiative to develop, expand, and professionalise the field of drug demand reduction.
As an international certified education provider of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counsellors (NAADAC) in USA, ICCE collaborates with NAADAC to ensure the highest standard of quality of its initiatives. NAADAC is the most distinguished organisation in the field of addiction credentialing, having represented over 75,000 addiction counsellors, educators, and other healthcare professionals around the globe.
ICCE envisions to be the leading global credentialing organisation of drug demand reduction professionals who enhance the health, and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
ICCE’s mission is to train, professionalise and expand the drug demand reduction workforce in the region.
ICCE has three primary functions, namely, Curriculum Development, Training, and Credentialing. Each function is intended to enhance and professionalize the field of prevention and addiction treatment.