Exam Preparation

Candidate guides

IC&RC has developed Candidate Guides to provide guidance for the IC&RC examination process, with information on examination development and administration, exam content guidelines, sample questions, and examination reference lists. The Candidate Guides for the UK and Europe are:

Practice exams

IC&RC has developed practice exams to assist candidates with their exam preparation. Practice exams were developed to mimic the exact look and feel of IC&RC’s testing platform. A practice exam for the IC&RC UK Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) certification contains 50 questions and costs $49 (or £ equivalent at time of application). After completing the practice exam, candidates will receive a score report identifying their areas of strength and weakness.

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Please note: (1) Questions and answers are NOT provided at the end of the examination for review and (2) There is currently only one version of each practice examination. Purchasing multiple exams will result in candidates taking the same examination with each purchase.

Recommended study guides

At the links below you will find study guides IC&RC UK recommends. IC&RC does not participate in the development or publication of these guides, but feels that candidates should know this information to prepare for their examination. Examinations might contain additional information not covered in each guide so candidates should prepare thoroughly by reviewing the content section of the Candidate Guide for their examination.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Free resources for all examinations

Also see Free Additional Resources for many or all IC&RC examinations.