Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors - Examinations

IC&RC is Computer Based Testing (CBT) - Please note paper and pencil examinations are no longer administered by this Office.

Effective January 1, 2011 IC&RC will be offering CBT on Demand.

Study Guides: or 866-471-1742

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Request for Reasonable Accommodations: If you require special accommodations for testing, you must complete the attached accommodations request forms and submit with your application.

Exams are administered by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and are computerized. Information on registering to sit for examination and other relevant information will be provided to you by IC&RC once Maine has qualified you to test. Visit IC&RC's website at

Step 1:

To QUALIFY - The application is for the purpose of qualifying you to sit for the exam. The Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (Office) is the body that will qualify you.

Step 2:

This Office will notify IC&RC of your qualifying eligibility.

Step 3:

Once qualified, IC&RC will contact you directly using the email address you provided in your application for eligibility. Submit, in writing or via email to, any email address change. IC&RC does not use any other method of contact.

Step 4:

Included in the communication from IC&RC will be information on registering for a testing window (date), payment for the examination, test location, and other relevant information.

Step 5:

Once you have taken the examination, IC&RC will notify this Office of your score result. This office will notify you with the results and information to obtain an application online so you can apply for licensure if you pass the exam or re-apply to be re-qualifed with IC&RC if you fail the exam. All applications must be filed with appropriate fees.