Mission

The Florida Certification Board (FCB) mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Florida.

 

History of FCB

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.

 

What We Do

The FCB designs, develops and manages programs for 32 health and human services professions and certifies more than 20,000 professionals statewide, including those in the child welfare, mental health and addiction fields, ensuring that they meet education, training, experience and testing criteria.

 

How We Do It

The FCB continues to progress our mission by regulating certified professionals through experience, education and compliance which includes the following:

  • Establishing, administering, and monitoring certification programs in addictions, mental health, behavioral health, child welfare, and prevention. New professions are continually added.
  • Actively participating in legislative advocacy and ensuring that our partners have a voice in the political process.
  • Establishing one of the country’s most successful Political Action Committee funds.
  • Administering 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.