Besides the range of existing certifications that the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada currently  offers in the fields of addictions and mental wellness, our certification board continues to develop new certifications for the unregulated indigenous workforce in occupations linked to health and social issues.

In 2019, we launched our new Diabetes support certifications for the unregulated workforce employed

  1. as diabetes community workers by community-based health services
  2. as workers involved in the administration and delivery of services provided by national and regional diabetes programs[1] in Canada

To access the certification in diabetes, click on

In the coming years, ICBOC plans to develop other certifications for the following unregulated workforce

  • Personal support workers
  • Child and family services workers
  • Youth workers
  • Community driven Development workers and coordinators
  • Court workers
  • Office workers

We welcome 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.