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:

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)

Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP/CCDP-D)

Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Exam Study Guide

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS)

98 South Turnpike Rd., Suite D

Wallingford, CT 06492


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