ICAADA wants all our professionals to feel confident and prepared for their competency exams to earn certification. In efforts to assist with this, below are resources to assist with studying for exams. Candidates guides that prepare you for the exam experience and the study guides assist with reviewing exam content.

ICAADA utilizes IC&RC examinations for the following credentials:

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant I, II, III, IV, V (CADAC I, II, III, IV, V)
  • Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach I & II (CAPRC I & II)
  • Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
  • Certified Supervisor Peer Recovery-Peer Recovery, Certified Supervisor Peer Recovery-Clinical (CSPR-PR, CSPR-CL)

Study Guides

Using the links below you will find study guides IC&RC endorses for their respective programs. IC&RC does not participate in the development or publication of these guides, However, IC&RC does feel that the information in each guide is information candidates should know to prepare for their examination. Examinations may contain additional information not covered in each guide so candidates should be sure to prepare thoroughly by reviewing the content section of Candidates Guides listed under these study guides for their examination.



Candidate Guides

IC&RC has developed Candidate Guides to provide candidates with guidance for the IC&RC examination process. Candidate Guides provide background information on the examination development and administration process. They also contain exam content guidelines, sample questions, and examination reference lists. Each IC&RC examination has a coinciding Candidate Guide which can be found linked below:


Additional Free Resources for All Examinations

Also see Free Additional Resources for many or all IC&RC examinations. Resources are listed by subject and may be relevant to study for some or all IC&RC examinations. For example, SAMHSA TIP 59, Improving Cultural Competence, might prove helpful on all IC&RC examinations.