The Florida Certification Board (FCB) mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Florida by regulating our certified professionals through experience, education and compliance.
The FCB began as a grass-roots movement in human services professions. Employers wanted to ensure their employees possessed the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and competently serve people in need. Over the last 30 years the FCB has expanded tremendously and is the state’s premier non-profit organization that protects the health, safety and welfare of Florida’s most vulnerable residents by certifying and regulating the professionals who serve them. The FCB designs, develops and manages programs for 32 health and human services professions, ensuring that they meet education, training, experience and testing criteria. FCB certifies more than 20,000 professionals statewide, including those in the child welfare, mental health and addiction fields.
- The FCB establishes, administers, and monitors certification programs in addictions, mental health, behavioral health, child welfare, and prevention. New professions are continually added.
- The FCB actively participates in legislative advocacy, ensuring that our partners have a voice in the political process.
- The FCB has established one of the country’s most successful Political Action Committee funds.
- The FCB administers programs directly related to workforce development.
The Florida Certification Board is led by a team of nationally recognized experts with vast expertise in certification program development, implementation, and administration. Certification specialists, test development professionals, and workforce experts are available to assist representatives of various professions to develop a new certification or credentialing program.