International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium

Exam Preparation

Candidate Guides

IC&RC has developed Candidate Guides to provide candidates with guidance for the IC&RC examination process. Candidate Guides provide background information on the examination development and administration process. They also contain exam content guidelines, sample questions, and examination reference lists. Each IC&RC examination has a coinciding Candidate Guide which can be found linked below:


Practice Exams back to top

IC&RC has developed practice exams to assist candidates with their exam preparation. Practice exams were developed to mimic the exact look and feel of IC&RC's testing platform. Practice exams are available for the following programs:

 Examination  Number of Questions  Cost
 Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC)  50  $49.00 USD 
 Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)  50  $49.00 USD
 Clinical Supervisor (CS)  50  $49.00 USD
 Prevention Specialist (PS)  50  $49.00 USD
 Peer Recovery (PR)  25  $30.00 USD

After completing the practice exam, candidates will receive a score report identifying their areas of strength and weakness. 

Please note: 

  • Questions and answers are NOT provided at the end of the examination for review. 
  • There is currently only one version of each practice examination. Purchasing multiple exams will result in candidates taking the same examination with each purchase. 

Click Here for Instructions on Accessing IC&RC Practice Exams

       

Available Study Guides back to top

At the links below you will find study guides IC&RC endorses for their respective programs. IC&RC does not participate in the development or publication of these guides, However, IC&RC does feel that the information in each guide is information candidates should know to prepare for their examination. Examinations may contain additional information not covered in each guide so candidates should be sure to prepare thoroughly by reviewing the content section of the Candidate Guide for their examination.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Prevention Specialist

Peer Recovery


Additional Free Resources for All Examinations back to top

Also see Free Additional Resources for many or all IC&RC examinations. Resources are listed by subject and may be relevant to study for some or all IC&RC examinations. For example, SAMHSA TIP 59, Improving Cultural Competence, might prove helpful on all IC&RC examinations.




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