Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Applicants for most of PCB’s credentials will take their exam using a Computer Based Testing (CBT) process.  CBT is an on-demand process allowing a candidate to take their exam at an approved testing site whenever it is convenient for them.  Exams that are available through a CBT process are:  CADC, CAADC, CCS, CPS, and CCJP.  All other PCB examinations (case manager, recovery specialist, allied addiction practitioner) remain paper and pencil based exams available on pre-determined dates in various locations.


CBT affords candidates a timely way in which to complete the certification process.  Candidates can schedule at their convenience and are provided their exam results immediately upon completion of the exam.  In the event of a failed exam, a candidate may retest after a waiting period of 90 days from the date of the failed exam.


Once a candidate applies for a credential and the application is approved, PCB pre-registers the candidate directly with the testing company.  The testing company will then be in direct contact with the candidate to complete the registration process, selection of date, time and location of exam and other related details. 


Paper and Pencil Based Exams

Recovery Specialist and Allied Addiction Practitioner exams remain paper and pencil based exams.  PCB will notify those applicants of the next available test dates and locations once their application is approved.  


Special Accommodations Request Form

Form should be completed if you require special accommodations for an exam.

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Study Guides & Practice Exams

Study guides and practice exams are available for candidates preparing to take several of IC&RC examinations. All examination preparation materials can be found on IC&RC's website.


Exam Candidate Guides

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