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IC&RC Exams

IC&RC Exams -

IC&RC Exams:  Qualifying exams for MCBAP/IC&RC credentials include Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC), Criminal Justice (CCJP), Prevention Specialist (CPS), Clinical Supervision (CCS), Co-Occurring Disorders (CCDP, CCDPD), and Peer Recovery (PR). Exams may be taken either in written "paper & pencil" or computer-based testing "CBT" form.


Paper & Pencil Testing

"Paper & Pencil" (written) test is currently only being offered for individuals needing special accommodations. If you feel that you will need special accommodations to test, please contact our office for the accommodations form and registration form. Test date to be determined following registration.


Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Computer-based testing offers candidates more scheduling flexibility and more locations compared to the written exam format.  Computer-based exams may be scheduled during any months of the year at a network of professional testing centers. You should register at least four weeks in advance. The cost of these exams is $175.

CBT registration is completed in two steps. First submit the CBT application form to MCBAP, along with the exam fee. Applicants are then contacted by email to complete registration by selecting a test location, date, and time. Registration forms MUST be mailed or faxed to MCBAP; forms cannot be submitted electronically at this time. Paying online does not submit form online. (Click here for CBT Application Form)

Re-Test Policy

Candidates needing to retake an IC&RC examination must wait 90 days after the failed test date. The 90 day waiting period applies to all versions of the IC&RC primary clinical examinations as a single group (CADC, CAADC, CCJP, CCDP), such that candidates may not alternative between failed attempts of any of these examinations within less than 90 days.


Exam Study Resources

CANDIDATE GUIDES FOR ALL IC&RC EXAMS are available at InternationalCredentialing.

Study Material for some IC&RC exams are available through the Distance Learning Center.

Study Guide for the ADC / AADC exams are available at Florida Certification Board.

Study Reference (The Basics) for the CCDP exam is available at Rhondamckillipandthebasics.

Study Material for the PS exam is available through the Rhode Island Certification Board.

Study Material for the CPRM exam is available through the Rhode Island Certification Board.


Practice Exams

IC&RC now offers online practice exams for the following three examinations: Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC), Clinical Supervisor (CS), and Prevention Specialist (PS). Practice exams for all other examinations will be forthcoming.

Practice exams were developed to mimic IC&RC’s Computer Based Testing platform to enhance a candidate’s preparation experience. Candidates are given 60 minutes to complete the 50 question practice exam. At the completion of each practice exam, candidates are provided with a score report detailing their performance based on the various content areas of the examination.

The cost of each practice exam is a non-refundable $49.00 fee. Retries of the practice exams are not included in the fee. Purchase of practice exams is done through IC&RC.

Practice exams are just one of the many resources available to candidates preparing for their IC&RC examination. For more information on practice exams and other preparation materials, please visit the Exam Preparation page of IC&RC’s website at IC&RC Practice Exam Information


USDOT SAP Exam - The IC&RC network offers US Department of Transportation (USDOT) SAP Exam (required to qualify as a USDOT certified Substance Abuse Professional. The SAP exam is offered on the same dates and locations as the IC&RC Exams. The cost of this exam is $165.00.

Effective December 31, 2003, you cannot be a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) unless you have received qualified training and successfully passed a validated exam. MCBAP/IC&RC administers the SAP exam required to meet the USDOT testing requirement.