Certification Exam Information

The CCB offers computer-based testing (CBT) for all IC&RC exams, which include CAC, CCS, CCJP, CPS, CPRS and CCDP/CCDP-D exams as well as the CCB MATS - Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist exam (paper and pencil only). The eligibility requirements for testing will remain the same.


Computer-based testing has several advantages:

  • Immediate preliminary feedback on test results (Pass or Fail)
  • Increased flexibility and scheduling of exams
  • Multiple testing locations
  • Private and secure exam setting


Only authorized candidates are eligible to test in Connecticut and typically include individuals that are:

  1. Actively registered CITs (CIT - Counselor in Training)
  2. In the process of getting certified: once an individual meets all of the requirements of a credential, they are notified in writing and are invited to test.
  3. Out of state candidates or those authorized to test by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the IC&RC or other organizations.


Candidate Guides

To assist in exam preparation, IC&RC offers Candidate Guides to students, interns and teachers. These guides are in PDF format and are available for download below:

Exam Candidate Guides

Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS)

Mailing Address: 55 West Main Street, Box 4 Meriden, CT 06451

Physical Office Address: 55 West Main Street, Suite 202 Meriden, CT 06451


203.621.3111 Fax

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