International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium


Professionals that hold eligible certifications or licenses are able to transfer their credentials between jurisdictions that use IC&RC products. 

Boards may offer reciprocity to certified or licensed professionals in other jurisdictions and have the authority to set reciprocity requirements for entry to their jurisdiction. Not all certifications and licenses are eligible for reciprocity. It is vitally important that certified professionals investigate reciprocity prior to relocating to another jurisdiction, because it can be a very complicated process. It is recommended to reciprocate at least three months prior to a credential's expiration.

Reciprocity Process

  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 completes the 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I reciprocate my credential to any IC&RC Member Board?
  2. When should I begin the reciprocity process – before I move into my new jurisdiction or after?
  3. Can I maintain my credential in more than one jurisdiction?
  4. If my credential has expired in my current jurisdiction, can I still reciprocate into a new jurisdiction?
  5. When I reciprocate to a new jurisdiction, will my current expiration date on my credential change?
  6. Can I be denied reciprocity into a new jurisdiction?
  7. How long will it take to hear about my reciprocity application after I send it my Member Board?
  8. If I hold a license rather than a certification from my jurisdiction and then reciprocate, will I receive a license from my new jurisdiction?
  9. What is the difference between certification and licensure?
  10. Is my NAADAC credential eligible for reciprocity with IC&RC boards?

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