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The structure of the updated exam for substance abuse counselors by the IC&RC, Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) 2015, is basically the same as in the previous exam. The main change is in the 4 Performance Domains, which used to be 8 Practice Domains. The number of questions in the updated exam (available on February 16, 2015) are the same: 150, of which 25 are pre-test questions, 137 questions for the 4 Performance Domains, and 13 questions for the Case Study (based on the 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Counselors).
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Hello everyone! This is a short and quick post to introduce the new Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification exam by the IC&RC, which will be administered by all IC&RC member boards in late 2014, early 2015. I will be publishing more detailed information about the test, but for now I will mention what the new examination will cover.
The main change is in the name of the content. The very well known 8 Practice Domains were grouped into 4 Performance Domains. Notice the change in the word practice, into performance. Is the information completely different, then? The answer is, no. The information is the same; in fact, the new exam will continue to measure competency in the same areas. The 4 Performance Domains, are:
- Performance Domain 1: Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
- Performance Domain 2: Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
- Performance Domain 3: Counseling
- Performance Domain 4: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
Engagement = Client, Family, and Community Education
Collaboration = Service Coordination
So, if you’re planning on taking the new LCDC exam, also known as the Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam, by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), stay tuned because I will update my blog and my study guide, and I will be publishing more information related to this new exam.
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