How do I get an IC&RC certificate?
Receiving an IC&RC certificate is dependent on having a valid and current certification through an IC&RC member board. You must contact your local member board for instructions on how to obtain an IC&RC certificate. Find your local member board here.
Where can I find the credentialing requirements?
IC&RC only sets minimum requirements, available on the Credentials page under the Professionals heading, but additional requirements may vary from one jurisdiction to another, as they are set by individual boards. IC&RC member boards also determine the specific application process, so you must contact your local member board for specific credentialing processes and requirements.
How do I schedule an IC&RC exam?
Scheduling IC&RC exams is handled by IC&RC member boards as a part of the credentialing process. Those interested in taking an IC&RC exam must contact his or her local Member Board to schedule an exam. See our Examinations page for more details.
Where can I get study material for an IC&RC exam?
While IC&RC does not publish or endorse any specific study guide for our exams, there are a number of study guides available. Applicants are responsible for being informed consumers and buying the study guide best suited for their needs. It is also recommended that applicants contact their local board to inquire about suggested study guide materials
If I fail my exam, when can I retest?
Candidates will be required to wait 60 days from their last exam date to retake the exam. For more information on retaking an exam, candidates should contact their local IC&RC member board.
How do I reciprocate my credential to another board?
The reciprocity process works as follows:
1) Professional contacts the IC&RC Member Board in the jurisdiction to which s/he wants to relocate to learn about the requirements to reciprocate credential.
2) Professional contacts current IC&RC Member Board for Reciprocity Application.
3) Professional complete the one-page application and returns it to current board with the appropriate fee.
4) Current board verifies application and sends it to IC&RC.
5) IC&RC approves the application, notifies the professional, and sends it to board in new location.
6) New board contacts professional when the process is completed.
IC&RC Member Boards have the right to require additional standards that must be met before accepting a credentialed professional from another jurisdiction. Sometimes these additional standards are minimal and can be met by most without difficulty. In others, additional standards are quite extensive and may take additional time and cost to complete.
It is vitally important that certified professionals investigate reciprocity prior to relocating to another jurisdiction, because it can be a very complicated process. To make it go as smoothly as possible, it is recommended to reciprocate at least three months prior a credential's expiration.
For more details, see our Reciprocity for Professionals page.
How do I get my IC&RC certificate or test scores verified?
IC&RC will be happy to complete a certificate or test score verification for you. Download and submit the Credential/Exam Verification Form with payment to IC&RC. Processing verifications can take up to two weeks, but supplying the exact date you took the IC&RC exam will expedite the process.