Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam Prep

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IC&RC CASAC / ADC / AODA / CAADE Practice Test - Updated for 2022

The IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Examination has been developed by IC&RC through the cooperation of its Member Boards and their strong desire to have an exam that is based on current practice in the field.  IC&RC is the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.  These materials will be useful for anyone preparing for a state or international AODA program, or Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

The ADC test contains approximately 150 multiple choice questions, 25 of which are unscored pre-test questions The test-taker has 3 hours (computer based) or 3.5 hours (paper and pencil) to complete the exam.

The following Counseling topics are covered on the exam:

  • Clinical Evaluation: 16% of the test
  • Treatment Planning: 13%
  • Referral: 7%
  • Service Coordination: 7%
  • Counseling: 22%
  • Client, Family & Community Education: 10%
  • Documentation: 11%
  • Professional & Ethical Responsibilities: 14%

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There are 150 questions on the ADC exam, divided across the following four categories: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement (23%), Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral (27%), and Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (22%).

The ADC exam is 3 hours long.

The passing score for the ADC exam is 500.

Earning a passing score on the ADC exam grants the test taker the ADC credential.

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