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Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals

The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals is an autonomous arm of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.The certification board is committed to the setting of counselor standards and protection of the public good.

The certification board engages in the following functions:

  • Certifies counselors above and beyond their license to provide counseling services;
  • Administers licensure and certification examinations;
  • Certifies providers of continuing education;
  • Monitors and enforces counselor ethics; and,
  • Works to promote counselor reciprocity.
The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals is a proud member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.

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Practice Exams were developed to mimic IC&RC’s Computer Based Testing platform to enhance a candidate’s preparation experience. Candidates have 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.We are pleased to announce the availability of an IC&RC Prevention Specialist practice examination! IC&RC now offers 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 are just one of the many resources available to candidates preparing for their IC&RC examination.


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IC & RC Updates

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.


The first administration date for the updated examination will be Monday, February 16, 2015. All candidates taking the ADC examination on or after February 16th will be taking the updated examination.
The updated examination will included the following four domains:

1) Screening, Assessment, and Engagement 
2) Treatment Planning, Collaboration and Referral
3) Counseling
4) Professional and Ethical Responsibilities 

The first administration date for the updated AADC examination will be Monday, May 11, 2015. All candidates taking the AADC examination on or after May 11th will be taking the updated examination.


Peer Recovery Study Guide Now Available 
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Important Updates!!!

 IC & RC CCJP Exam Changes Coming October 1, 2017
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