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Sepember 22, 2017

Training Series - October & December trainings announced

IBC’s Training Committee has developed a 6-part training series geared toward professionals just starting out, but also for more experienced professionals who would like to brush up on some topics.  We will offer one training every month (most will be held in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids areas), so that all 6 trainings will occur within 12 months.  Each training is a separate 3-hour training – you may register for whichever ones you wish.  Training topics include:

  • Professional Boundaries and Dual Relationships – Scheduled for June 16 from 9:00-12:15 at the IBC office. (Download registration form, link to more information)
  • Assessment and Evaluation – Sharaine Connor will offer this training at the IBC office on August 4 from 1:00-4:15 (Download registration form), and Angie Davis will offer this training in Cedar Rapids on August 11 from 12:30-4:00 (Download registration form, link to more information)
  • Group Facilitation – October.  Sharaine Connor will offer this training at the IBC office on October 6, 2017, 8:30-Noon (Download registration form), and Angie Davis will offer this training on October 6, 2017, 12:30-4:00 at St. Luke’s Hospital at 810 1st Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids (Download registration form).
  • ASAM Guidelines and Treatment Planning – December.  Sharaine Connor will offer this training at the IBC office on December 1, 2017, 12:30- 4:00 (Download registration form), and Angie Davis will offer this training on December 8, 2017, 12:30-4:00 at St. Luke’s Hospital at 810 1st Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids (Download registration form).
  • Helping Individuals with Substance use Disorders – Date to be determined
  • Documentation:  Progress notes, releases, correspondence, etc. – Date to be determined
August 28, 2017

2017 C.A.R.E. Conference

2017 CARE Conference Agenda and Speaker Biographies

General Information about the Conference and Registration Form

June 16, 2017


Effective July 1, 2017, all certificates will be emailed, rather than sent by U.S. mail. The emailed certificate will be in color and suitable for printing on paper or cardstock by the recipient.

May 25, 2017

C.A.R.E. Conference 2017, September 14-15

The second IBC C.A.R.E. Conference is scheduled for September 14-15, 2017! Registration is now open! Download the Conference Agenda and the Conference Registration form. Call the IBC office at 5215-965-5509 with questions.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the CARE Conference, complete the Exhibitor Agreement and forward to IBC.

May 24, 2017

Professional Boundaries and Dual Relationships Training, June 16th

The Iowa Board of Certification sponsors: "Professional Boundaries & Dual Relationships." Presented by Keith Gardner, LMSW, IAADC. June 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm. Training held at IBC Office, 225 NW School St., Ankeny Iowa.

Training Goals/Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of clinical relationships and boundaries
  • Understand the value of ethics in the therapeutic relationship  
  • Identify dilemmas in therapeutic relationships
  • Improve ethics in the workplace
  • Avoid ethical dilemmas of dual relationships
  • Deal with common ethical dilemmas

Training Cost: $40.00 - to be included with this Registration form.

Credit: 3.0 hours, Ethics

Download a registration form

Complete this registration form and mail it to IBC with the $40.00 fee (this can be paid on the IBC website with Dwolla or check/money order) to 225 NW School St., Ankeny, IA – 50023, or fax to 515-965-5540.

May 24, 2017

Assessment & Evaluation Trainings, August 4th & 11th

The Iowa Board of Certification sponsors: "Assessment and Evaluation" Presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, August 4, 2017, 1:00-4:15 pm. Training held at IBC Office, 225 NW School St., Ankeny Iowa.
Download registration form

The Iowa Board of Certification sponsors: "Assessment & Evaluation" presented by Angie Davis, MS, CADC, August 11, 2017, 12:30-4:00 pm. Training held at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, 810 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Download registration form

March 17, 2017

IBC website now posting Open Positions

IBC now offers a service for both job seekers, and for agencies with jobs to fill! Job seekers can find open positions listed on the Jobs page. Click on the job title for detailed information on the position and the application procedure. Agencies wishing to have a position promoted on the IBC website can fill out a Job Posting Form and send it to IBC along with the required fee.

February 4, 2017

New Inactive Status Request forms

To simplify the inactive status request process, new "Inactive Request" forms are now available for each credential on the Request Voluntary Inactive Status page. Complete the form online, save it to your computer, and email it to IBC at You may also print and mail the form to the IBC office with the applicable fee.

January 31, 2017

Website Tips

You may have noticed that the website redesign required the renaming of pages and files. We recommend that you find the files you need and update your bookmarks.  Forms relevant to certification/recertification can be found on the Certification page and other downloadable forms can be accessed on the Resources page.  The search feature located at the right hand side of the page header is also helpful for finding information or specific files.

Those of you with Windows 10 may be using the new Edge web browser. The Edge browser can view PDF files but does not support fillable forms. You will need to use a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat to use the fillable forms on the IBC website. To download a PDF file to your computer and open it with your PDF viewer:

  • Right-click on the link to the PDF file, select "Save Target as..."
  • Select a location to save the file where you can find it again
  • Open the file with your PDF reader
  • Fill out the form and save.  It may now be emailed or printed and mailed to IBC.
December 5, 2016

Welcome to IBC's New Website

After months of planning for our new website, we are delighted to announce its launch. We trust you will like the refreshed look of the site, and the user-focused responsive design that accommodates viewing the site on any size device.

The site navigation has been improved to allow you to find the information you need quickly and easily. Note that the drop down menu has been replaced by an easy to use page specific menu that contains all the site links related to that page topic. Also note the "Quick Links" located in the page footer. We've added a site search option above the navigation bar to help you quickly connect with the information you need.

Improved access to IBC-approved continuing education course information includes listing all upcoming trainings on the Education page, and offering a Calendar function that shows trainings by month, as well as an archive of past offerings. Users can click on any course title to view full information about that training.

To keep you informed of important IBC information, current news postings will appear on our front page. For your reference, all news will remain archived on the Latest news page.

We value your opinion. Please send any comments or suggestions to us using our new Contact form.