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How many questions are there on the LCDC certification exam?

Hello everyone!

According to the IC&RC ADC candidate guide, the last 13 questions on the test are for the Case History (see Exam Structure). These questions measure the counselor’s competency and cover the 12 Core Functions of Addictions Counselors.

Click on each core function to see a full description of it and its global criteria.

  1. Screening
  2. Intake
  3. Orientation
  4. Assessment
  5. Treatment Planning
  6. Counseling
  7. Case management
  8. Crisis Intervention
  9. Client Education
  10. Referral
  11. Report and Record Keeping
  12. Consultation with Other Professionals in Regards to Client Treatment Services

The first 137 questions are about the 8 Practice Domains. It is very important that we understand the 12 Core Functions because they overlap with the 8 Practice Domains and all this is required to pass the test.


Miller, Geri. “Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling.” 2nd ed.
IC&RC ADC Candidate Guide


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