The Indigenous Certification Board of Canada currently offers a range of certifications in the fields of addictions and mental wellness. Our ongoing efforts are focused on providing a larger choice of level IV specializations for Indigenous Addictions Specialists Certified at level III who wish to widen and deepen their competencies in certain areas. Keep in touch with us to find out what new level IV specialization topics are in progress or available

For more information on ICBOC Addictions and Wellness range of certifications, please click on the link below:

In 2019, a new Diabetes support certifications for the unregulated workforce was launched and are being offered to the following workers:

  • Diabetes Community Workers employed in community-based health services
  • Diabetes Program Workers involved in the administration and delivery of services provided by national and regional diabetes programs[1]in Canada

To access the certifications in diabetes, click on

In 2020, we launched community support certifications for the Inuit-specific and Indigenous unregulated workforce, available at three levels: Workers, managers and supervisors.

To access the certifications in community support, click on

In 2021 and beyond, ICBOC plans to develop other certifications, the following are under consideration:

  • Personal support workers
  • Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Workers
  • Child and family services workers
  • Youth workers
  • Court workers
  • Office workers
  • Patient Navigator

ICBOC welcomes suggestions and invitations to develop new certifications, especially those related to occupations in the social determinants of health[2].

There are many unregulated workers who currently do not have access to the recognition of their professional, technical and more importantly cultural competence. Indigenous people possess the best competencies to efficiently and appropriately assist and heal their own people. ICBOC’s unique capacity development model promotes and support this concept.


[1] http://www.metisportals.ca/healthportal/pdf/Scope_Analysis.pdf

[2] https://www.ccnsa-nccah.ca/docs/determinants/RPT-HealthInequalities-Reading-Wien-EN.pdf