Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam Practice Test
Standards and the development of examinations for the credentialing and licensing of professionals working in prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery is the responsibility of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). IC&RC has 73 member certification and licensing boards throughout the world. Each Member Board is an independent entity and establishes their own processes, rules, fees, and eligibility requirements. Before registering for the ADC exam, you must go to the IC&RC website to determine how to contact your local member board. Your local Member Board will establish your eligibility and approve you to sit for the ADC exam. Because each Member Board sets their own eligibility requirements and fees, they can vary from region to region. Once eligibility is confirmed and approved, you will receive a Candidate Admission Letter.
Alcohol and Drug Counselor Practice Exam
Where do I take the ADC exam?
All tests are administered by ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. which has locations throughout the world. On test day, all candidates are required to provide their Candidate Admission Letter and a valid, government issued photo ID.
What can I bring into the examination room?
Candidates are not allowed to bring anything with them into the testing center. Scratch paper is provided.
What is the format and length of the ADC exam?
All candidates will have 3 hours to complete the computer-based exam which contains a total of 150 multiple-choice questions. Each question will have 3 or 4 answer options. There is only one correct or best answer. Only 125 of the exam questions are calculated in the final score. The remaining 25 items are pre-test questions being considered for future exams and are not used in calculation of the final score. These pre-test questions are scattered randomly throughout the exam and are not identifiable so all questions should be read and answered carefully.
What is the content of the ADC exam?
The exam questions fall into 4 performance domains.
- Domain I: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement (23%)
- Domain 2: Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral (27%)
- Domain 3: Counseling (28%)
- Domain 4: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (22%)
How is the exam scored?
The final exam score is based on the total number of questions answered correctly. All questions should be answered since there is no penalty for incorrect answers. A minimum score of 500 is required to pass the exam. All candidates will receive a preliminary score immediately upon completion of the exam. Official score letters will be distributed by the candidate’s designated IC&RC Member Board, usually within 2-3 weeks. The score letters will contain the official final exam score and a breakdown of the percentage of questions answered correctly in each content domain.
What if I don’t pass the exam?
If a passing score is not obtained, the candidate will typically be required to wait a minimum of 90 days to retake the exam. Individual IC&RC Member Boards may require a longer waiting period. Candidates should contact their local Member Board to verify the waiting period and to reschedule the exam.
What is the most effective way to prepare for the ADC exam?
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