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  • March 06, 2019 10:21 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC is proud to sponsor the 2019 National Conference on Alcohol and Addiction Disorders.

    The conference will be held on August 15-18, 2019, in Baltimore.

    Attendees can earn up to 23 CE Hours including 6 Ethics Hours

    For more information and to register for the conference, visit it’s website at https://www.theaddictionconference.com.

    About the conference:

    Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations.

    NCAD is a comprehensive conference experience, with dedicated tracks for clinicians of all types, executives managing treatment organizations, and marketing and business development professionals working in the community. Earn CE and ethics credits, network with your peers, and take valuable and actionable education back to your office by attending NCAD 2019.

    Registration Deadlines:

    Super Saver Rate, Expires March 29, 2019

    Early Bird Rate, Expires May 17, 2019

    Advanced Rate, Expires July 19, 2019

    Standard/On-Site Rate, Begins July 20, 2019

    Click here to register for the conference: https://www.theaddictionconference.com/rates

  • January 08, 2019 10:44 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) invites you to participate in the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Job Analysis Survey. This survey will be used to identify tasks and knowledge reflective of the professional role of an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

    The results of the survey will help develop the specifications for the IC&RC ADC certification exam. This is a great way to contribute to the industry and ensure that a high standard is maintained.

    The survey will likely require 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your individual responses will be kept confidential and will be combined with those of other respondents. The deadline has been extended until February 18th.

    Please note that participation in this survey is voluntary.  At the end of the survey you can choose to provide your name and email for a chance to win one of three $20 Visa gift cards.

    To complete the survey, follow this link: https://www.research.net/r/JNDJY56.

     Please read all questions carefully and select responses that best represent your current counseling services practice as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

    Thank you for your participation. Please direct all inquiries to rachel@internationalcredentialing.org
  • January 04, 2019 11:15 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is currently accepting applications for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to serve on the Prevention Specialist (PS) committee. The role of this committee is to help with the continued development and maintenance of IC&RC’s PS program.

    This volunteer position gives individuals the opportunity to provide direct input on what content should be tested on IC&RC’s PS examination. It is an excellent opportunity for professional growth and networking. CEs are also awarded for certain activities.

    Committee members will work with IC&RC to develop and maintain IC&RC’s PS program. Potential activities include developing new examination questions, reviewing draft forms of the examination, and participating in the Job Analysis process.

    We are now accepting applications for the 2019 committee. The deadline for applying is January 31st. Complete the on-line application here: https://form.jotform.com/rrwitmer/2019-ps-committee-application.

    Please note, a resume, in PDF format, will be required to submit your application.

    Individuals selected to sit on the committee will be notified early in February.

    Requirements to serve on the committee:

    • Hold a current Prevention Specialist credential through an IC&RC member board
    •  Actively working as a Prevention Specialist
    • Have between 2-10 years of experience working as a Prevention Specialist
    • Possess intermediate to advanced computer skills
    • Ability to complete self-directed, independent assignments
    • Ability to participate in quarterly committee calls

    Time Commitment and Responsibilities:

    The committee will meet via webinar quarterly.

    In addition to the quarterly calls, committee members will be asked to participate in various test and credential development activities throughout the year. Activities can be remote or live events.

    Committee members will be sent an activity invitation well in advance with an overview of the activity, responsibilities, and time commitment. They are then able to accept or decline on a case-by-case basis as their schedule allows.

    Most activities will be done during normal business hours. As such, we highly recommend individuals get supervisor permission to apply.

    Compensation:

    IC&RC does not provide monetary compensation to SMEs. However, CEs are provided for the renewal of a PS credential for the time spent on some projects.
  • June 25, 2018 11:33 AM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

    IC&RC is proud to sponsor the 2018 National Conference on Alcohol and Addiction Disorders.

    The conference will be held on August 19 - 22, 2018 in Disneyland, CA.

    Attendees can earn up to 23 CE Hours including 6 Ethics Hours

    For more information and to register for the conference, visit it’s website at https://vendome.swoogo.com/ncad-2018/home.

    About the conference:

    Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations.

    NCAD is a comprehensive conference experience, with dedicated tracks for clinicians of all types, executives managing treatment organizations, and marketing and business development professionals working in the community. Earn CE and ethics credits, network with your peers, and take valuable and actionable education back to your office by attending NCAD 2018.

  • February 26, 2018 3:59 PM | Rachel Witmer (Administrator)

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

    The conference will be held August 28-30, 2018 at the Boston Park Plaza. The conference is 3 days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, and networking opportunities. The conference theme for 2018 is

    A Revolution in Prevention: Understanding the Past, Informing the Future.

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


  • November 06, 2017 8:49 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.


  • January 03, 2017 3:37 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.


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