Asia Pacific Certification Board
To establish and promote standards of care amongst addiction professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, so that people may receive optimum care in their recovery.
Goals of APCB are:
- Provide an internationally recognized certification for addiction Therapists
- Promote uniform professional and ethical standards for addiction professionals
- Increase the understanding of addictions and recovery across the Asia-Pacific region
- Increase international visibility and respect for addiction treatment professionals in the Asia Pacific region
- Promote uniform professional standards in addictions sub-specialty disciplines like problem gaming, sexual addictions etc
- Be active in forming international symposiums, workshops, conferences and research in the areas of substance and behavioral addiction
- Providing information on substance and behavioral addictions
- Providing members with online and onsite professional education and skills training courses
- Be active in liaising with its sister boards within the Asia Pacific region and internationally maintaining common goals of addiction treatment and research
- Be active in maintaining a database of addiction professionals in various countries
- To maintain an active administrative office for the Asia-Pacific Certification Board
The period of grandparenting for the APCB – Singapore, is coming to an end in December 2014. We intend to continue to build skills and capability through multi-agency training and APCB organized clinical case conferences (Bi-monthly).
To build a larger community of addiction therapists, APCB will be opening up membership (certification) to those certified under other programs / Boards. These include IC&RC; APSAC; CP-DAP; NAARDAC; NBCC and Canadian Certification Board.There will be no requirement to re-sit the APCB examinations during this 6-month window till the end Dec 2014, however, there will be an administrative fee of USD30.00. Please write cheques to "Asia Pacific Certification Board Limited" Click here to read the offcial letter from the APCB Board Chairman.