Comprehensive Education Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Florida Certification Board) brings you the new IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Certification Examination Study Guide (2016), 3rd edition.

This 208 page Study Guide prepares you for the 2015 International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification examination. The text is current and in alignment with the IC&RC ADC examination blueprint which encompasses four performance domains and thirty-three job tasks.

The Study Guide contains comprehensive, easy to read chapters covering:

  • Chapter 1 – Understanding Addiction
  • Chapter 2 – IC&RC Domain I – Screening, Assessment and Engagement
  • Chapter 3 – IC&RC Domain II – Treatment Planning, Collaboration and Referral
  • Chapter 4 – IC&RC Domain III – Counseling
  • Chapter 5 – IC&RC Domain IV – Professional and Ethical Responsibility

Chapter 1 provides an overview of substance use theory and common , plus current perspectives on recovery. Basic knowledge of addiction is not identified as a separate domain in the job task analysis, but this core knowledge is the foundation of professional practice in addiction counseling.

In Chapters 2 – 5, the job task statements are interspersed within the text to match review content with each task for ease of studying. Each chapter is fully referenced and contains a Resources section to direct the learner to other sources that augment the Study Guide content.


Practice Exams

Practice exams for the ADC credential are offered by the IC&RC. Download the Instruction Sheet to learn how to access these practice exams. Costs related to these exams are separate from the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Certification Examination Study Guide.