NBCRB NORDIC/BALTIC REGIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARD

FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION ON THE NORDIC/BALTIC REGIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARDS REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION AS FAC OR FOOD ADDICTION COUNSELOR.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION CONTACT ESTHER H.G. :
esther@mfm.is – by phone: +354-699-2676 – skype: estherhelga

THE NBCRB NORDIC/BALTIC CERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to set up an international professional training for foodaddiction counseling and further qualification, requirements and understanding of treating sugar/foodaddiction and various eating disorders as an addicton, we have looked to the NBRCB (Nordic/Baltic Regional Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Counselor Job Analysis identified for the NBRCB Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Examination. This Credentialing and Certification process provides a much needed standardization to the rapidly growing understanding of and evolving professions of sugar and food addiction treatment, and recovery.
For professionals, becoming credentialed demonstrates competency, by having professional expertise and qualifications verified by an independent evaluator. It recognizes achievement of a standard of professional education and experience necessary to provide quality sugar and food addiction treatment, and recovery services. In addition, credentialing demonstrates ongoing learning through the required continuing education for recertification. Credentialing also provides employers, clients, and their families with the assurance that you have met internationally recognized standards of professionalism and ethics.
For the public, credentialing assures that service providers have met a level of competency as determined by an international consortium of professionals adhering to the highest standards of quality and integrity.

The following is a list of requirements for the NBCRB Certification as FAC:

The INFACT will prepare you and assist you in meeting these requirements.
The following will be assessed for each applicant individually.
These are the requirements and they are being further simplified.

EDUCATION: The INFACT training contains 200 hours of education toward the 300 hours required by Nordic/Baltic specific to the FAC domains. Six hours muct be specific to counselor ethics (already included in the FAC training).
Other equivalent courses and education will satisfy this requirement.
EXAMINATION: The INFACT will minister examinations equivilant to and approved by the Nordic/Baltic Regional Certification Board. Examination will be administered at the end of the training.
SUPERVISION: Everyone applying for the NBRCB certification needs to have recommendations from referees.
CODE OF ETHICS: Applicants must sign a counselor specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 1000 to 6000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the FAC domains in fields allied to this work. An associate´s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1000 hours: a bachelor´s degree in bahavoiral science may substitute for 2000 hours: a master´s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours.
RECERTIFICATION: 40 hours of continuing education earned every two years.

INTERESTED CONTACT ESTHER HELGA: esther@mfm.is or +354-699-2676 skype estherhelga