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  • November 06, 2017 10:49 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is pleased to announce the completion of its updated Clinical Supervisor Job Analysis (JA).

    A Job Analysis is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification examination and it serves as the blueprint for the examination. It is the process that directly links an examination score to a specific job and ensures that an exam is valid, reliable, and legally defensible. To stay relevant to current trends and practices, a JA must be updated every five to seven years.

    The first administration date for the updated examination will be February 1, 2018. All candidates taking the CS examination on or after February 1st will be taking the updated examination.

    Updated Domains

    The JA has resulted in some updates to the CS domains. The domain of Administration has been removed and will not be tested as part of the CS examination. Performance evaluation has been renamed to Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance.

    2017 Domains Previous Domains 
    Counselor Development Counselor Development
    Professional and Ethical Standards Professional and Ethical Standards 
    Program Development and Quality  Assurance Program Development and Quality  Assurance 
    Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance Performance Evaluation (name change) 
    Treatment Knowledge Treatment Knowledge 
      Administration (eliminated) 


    The full exam content outline can be found in the Clinical Supervisor Candidate Guide found on the Exam Prep page of IC&RC’s website at
    http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/examprep.

    Candidates preparing to take the updated examination on or after February 1, 2018 should be sure to familiarize themselves with the content outline and reference list on the following pages.

    For more information on study materials and all IC&RC’s testing policies and procedures, please visit our examination prep page at http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/examprep.

    IC&RC is proud to stay in the forefront of the ever-evolving field with the release of its updated CS Job Analysis.

    Please feel free to direct any questions you may have regarding these changes to Rachel Witmer, Assistant Director at Rachel@internationalcredentialing.org or via phone at +1-717-540-4457 Ex. 105.

  • August 11, 2017 9:56 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC making changes to the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) examination.

    Since June of 2008, the AADC examination has included a written case presentation where candidates were provided with a case overview of a hypothetical client and asked 13 associated questions about the case. This long case study will be eliminated from the AADC examination effective September 1, 2017. The long case will be replaced with multiple small vignettes approximately 1-2 paragraphs in length with 3-5 associated examination questions.

    Candidates currently scheduled for the AADC examination on or after September 1, 2017 will be taking the examination with multiple small vignettes.

    The change from long case studies to small vignettes will not affect the scoring of examination. There will continue to be 150 items on the AADC examination and the score range will be 200-800 with a 500 passing.

    More information on IC&RC’s AADC credential and examination can be found at this link: AADC Candidate Guide.

    Any questions about these changes may be directed to Rachel Witmer, Assistant Director, at Rachel@internationalcredentialing.org.


  • July 10, 2017 1:48 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is pleased to announce its updated Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) Job Analysis.

    A Job Analysis (JA) is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification. The JA serves as the blueprint for the examination and directly links an examination score to a specific job. It ensures that an examination is valid, reliable, and legally defensible. To stay relevant to current trends and practices, a JA must be updated every five to seven years.

    The updated CCJP examination content outline and reference list can be found in the CCJP Candidate Guide linked below.

    IC&RC 2017 CCJP Candidate Guide.

    Prerequisite Examination: IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) or Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)

    The CCJP JA panel, comprised of a committee of Subject Matter Experts, acknowledged that there was extensive overlap between IC&RC’s ADC and AADC examinations and the CCJP examination. Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals are alcohol and drug counselors working in a specialized treatment setting that requires a special knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system. However, many of the core counseling competencies of a CCJP are the same as those of an ADC or AADC.

    As such, the CCJP JA panel decided that candidates should take and pass either the ADC or AADC examination first to cover the core counseling competencies and then take and pass a smaller, supplemental CCJP examination to demonstrate their advanced knowledge working within the criminal justice system.

    Examination Format and Length:

    All questions on the revised CCJP examination are multiple-choice with four options. There is only one correct or best answer for each question. The examination contains 50 scored items and 10 pretest items (60 items total) and candidates have 90 minutes to complete the examination.

    Dates and Deadlines:

    The CCJP examination will be updated to reflect these changes on October 1, 2017. 

    Questions?

    Interested candidates should contact their local IC&RC Member Board for more information. Contact information for all Member Boards can be found at http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/memberboards.


  • May 03, 2017 3:39 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is pleased to announce its updated Clinical Supervisor (CS) Job Analysis.

    A Job Analysis (JA) is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification. The JA serves as the blueprint for the examination and directly links an examination score to a specific job. It ensures that an examination is valid, reliable, and legally defensible. To stay relevant to current trends and practices, a JA must be updated every five to seven years.

    An updated CS Candidate Guide with the updated examination content outline and ference list can be found here: IC&RC 2017 CS Candidate Guide

    Changes to the content outline include:

    • Going from 6 domains to 5 domains
    • Removing the domains of Performance Evaluation and Administration
    • Adding the domain of Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance

    Examination Format and Length:

    All questions on the CS examination are multiple-choice with four options. There is only one correct or best answer for each question. The examination contains 125 scored items and 25 pretest items. Candidates have three hours to complete the examination.

    Dates and Deadlines:

    The Clinical Supervisor examination will be updated to reflect these changes in the summer of 2017. More details on an updated examination will be provided at a later date.

    Questions?

    Interested candidates should contact their local IC&RC Member Board for more information. Contact information for all Member Boards can be found at http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/memberboards.


  • March 28, 2017 11:23 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC is once again proud to sponsor the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference.

    The conference will be held September 12-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The conference is 3 days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, and networking opportunities. The conference theme for 2017 is Rooted in Tradition, Strengthened by Science, Evolving the Field of Prevention

    More information can be found on the conference website at http://www.npnconference.org/.


  • January 03, 2017 5:37 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is making changes to the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination. Since June of 2008, the ADC examination has included a written case presentation where candidates were provided with a case overview of a hypothetical client and asked 13 associated questions about the case. This long case study will be eliminated from the ADC examination effective February 1, 2017. The long case will be replaced with multiple smaller vignettes approximately 1-2 paragraphs in length with 3-5 associated examination question.

    Candidates currently scheduled for an examination on or after February 1, 2017 will be taking the examination with multiple small vignettes.

    The change from long to small case studies will not affect the scoring of examinations. As per usual, there will be 150 items on the ADC examination and the score range will be 200-800 with a 500 passing.

    An updated Candidate Guide is available reflecting this change here.

    Any questions about these changes may be directed to Rachel Witmer, Assistant Director, at Rachel@internationalcredentialing.org.


  • November 21, 2016 3:12 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in the credentialing of addiction-related professionals, is in the process of updating its Job Analysis (JA) for its Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) credential. 

    A JA study is the methodical process IC&RC uses to determine elements of practice and knowledge to assess as part of its certification examinations. It clearly delineates the role of a Clinical Supervisor and the knowledge, skills, and tasks that are necessary to demonstrate competence. The JA will then serve as the content outline for IC&RC’s Clinical Supervisor Examination.

    As part of the JA study, IC&RC is asking currently practicing Clinical Supervisors (CS) to complete a short survey. The survey rates the importance of tasks performed by an entry level CS. For the purpose of this survey, an entry level CS is defined as a person who has:

    • Prerequisite credential of an IC&RC ADC, AADC, CCJP, CCDP, or CCDPD credential OR a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in human services at a Master’s level or higher
    • 30 credit hours of education specific to the CCS examination content outline
    • 10,000 hours (5 years) of alcohol and drug counseling experience, with a minimum of 4,000 of those hours (2 years) of clinical practice as a Clinical Supervisor

    Respondents should be currently working as a CS and rate each task importance based on an entry level CS as described above. Respondents do not need to hold a Clinical Supervisor certification or license to participate but should meet or surpass the above-mentioned requirements.

    The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

    If you know other Clinical Supervisors currently working in the field, please forward them the link to this survey so they may have an opportunity to provide their feedback.

    The survey will be open from November 21-December 23, 2016.

    The survey can be accessed at: http://www.smttest.com/JobAnalysis/forms/survey.aspx?surid=65

    Continuing Education Credit and Your Chance to win $50.00

    As a thank you for participation, all survey respondents will receive 1 continuing education unit credit for the renewal of their CCS credential with an IC&RC member board. In addition, all participants will be entered into a drawing for one of three (3) $50.00 Visa gift cards.

    The first drawing will be made after the first two weeks of the survey being live and will be made on Friday, December 2nd.

    The remaining two gift cards will be awarded at the end of the survey administration on December 23rd.

    The survey will be open from November 16-December 23, 2016.

    Survey Instructions

    Access the survey at http://www.smttest.com/JobAnalysis/forms/survey.aspx?surid=65

    Click the next button and Log in as a “new user.”  You will be provided with a unique access code and will be automatically logged into the survey.  Write down your access code for logging-in at a later time/date.

    Follow the directions on each page of the survey when prompted.  Use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons located at the bottom of each page to navigate within the survey; using the back and forward buttons in the browser will result in data not saving correctly.

    For your convenience, the survey system is designed to allow you to exit the survey and return later. Your responses will be saved and you may return at any time within the survey administration period; you will still need to navigate to the page where you last stopped. You will also be required to provide your unique access code in the “Returning Users” box.

    If you have any technical problems associated with taking the survey, please contact Schroeder Measurement Technologies (SMT) at (800) 556-0484 extension 2104 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST), Monday - Friday, or by email at jceleste@smttest.com.


  • February 18, 2016 1:42 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)
    Candidate Preparing for IC&RC's ADC examination should note that starting in March of 2016, the ADC examination will have questions with either three (3) or four (4) choices. All the questions on the examination are multiple choice with either three (3) or four (4) choices. There is only one correct or best answer for each question. We wish all candidates the best of luck!
  • February 09, 2016 4:11 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC is once again proud to sponsor the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference.

    The conference will be held September 13-15, 2016 at the Buffalo Niagra Convention Center in downtown Buffalo, New York. The conference is 2.5 days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, and networking opportunities.

    The conference theme for 2016 is Advancing a Prevention Agenda in an Era of Health Systems Reform.

    More information can be found on the conference website at http://www.npnconference.org/travel/.

  • December 15, 2015 10:39 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is accepting applications for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for its Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) program.  CCJP SMEs are addiction counselors working within the realm of the criminal justice system for at least two or more years.

    Selected SMEs will be invited to participate in the updating of IC&RC’s CCJP Job Analysis (JA).  A JA study is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification examination.  It is the process that directly links an examination score to a specific job.  JAs also ensure that examinations are valid, reliable, and legally defensible.  To stay relevant to current trends and practices, a JA must be updated every five to seven years.

    As part of the JA study, SMEs will participate in a focus group with IC&RC to delineate the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent provision of substance use disorder services within the criminal justice system.  Participation will include a series of webinars with a final cumulative live meeting.

    Any interested professional is asked to complete the Subject Matter Expert Application found at this link

    A resume or CV must accompany the application and should be sent to Rachel Witmer, Assistant Director, at Rachel@internationalcredentialing.org.  Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be considered.  Any other supporting documentation is welcome.

    Applications and supporting documents are due by April 1, 2016

    Any questions may be directed to Rachel Witmer at Rachel@internationalcredentialing.org.


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