The Great Plains American Indian Credentialing Board is a charter of Great Plains Behavioral Health Directors Association and establishes, safeguards, and monitors certification standards for certified professionals in the substance abuse and other behavioral health fields. It advocates for quality, comprehensive substance abuse and other behavioral health services within the Great Plains Area.
It is the goal and commitment of the GPAICB to expand professional development and professional recognition of American Indian professionals in the field of addiction services. Tribal communities in the Great Plains region will benefit from an abundance of valued, professionally certified workers serving to increase healthy persons, families, and communities.
The Great Plains American Indian Credentialing Board shall pursue this mission by:
· Developing standards and credentialing processes;
· Maintaining ethical standards and procedures for consumer protection;
· Lobbying advocating and representing to governmental groups;
· Providing curricula and standards for training and education
We believe all Natives can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.