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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.

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