Continuing Education Exams

Co-Occurring Disorders Competency Exams

A NAADAC Approved Education Provider means Rhonda McKillip has voluntarily opened her educational programs to examination by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) for content applicability to state, national, and international certification standards. This rigorous review process ensures that learners receive a consistent, reliable, and quality learning experience that is applicable to their careers and advances their understanding of addiction and co-occurring disorders-related issues.

Individuals participating in educational programs offered by Rhonda McKillip – NAADAC Approved Education Provider – are assured that the continuing education units (CEU’s) provided for each course will be accepted toward national credentialing by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), as well as many of the individual state licensing and/or certification bodies in the addiction and other helping professions.


Co-Occurring Disorders Competency Exam One is made up of 134 questions on THE BASICS, Second Edition.

“Subject One: The Link Between Psychiatric and Substance Disorders, An Integrated Treatment Approach.
It is offered by NAADAC Approved Education Provider #83029.

THE BASICS, Second Edition: A Curriculum for Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders.
Author: Rhonda McKillip M.Ed, LMHC, MAC, CCDCIII, CDP. Foreword: Kenneth Minkoff, MD

Exam One offers 25 CEU’s for $100.00. It is an open-book exam and the 134 question exam can be taken at your convenience over a period of days. A certificate is provided with the successful completion of the exam.

Purchase Competency Exam One


Are the Co-Occurring Disorders Competency Exams offered by Rhonda McKillip as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider related to the credentialing exams offered by the IC&RC? No, they are not actually related to each other in any way.

The only connection between these is the text THE BASICS, Second Edition is used in both:

  1. The Co-Occurring Disorders Competency Exams provide 25 CEU's from a Rhonda McKillip as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. These CEs are recognized toward the continuing education units (CEU's) required by state licensing boards for professionals. The text for the exams is THE BASICS, Second Edition.
  2. The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) provides six different credentials like the Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) and the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC). The IC&RC has endorsed THE BASICS, Second Edition as a Study Guide.

In other words, please do not think that you need to take the Competency Exams provided by Rhonda McKillip as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider to prepare for the IC&RC credentialing exams. The NAADAC and the IC&RC credentialing exams serve two distinct purposes and are not related. …except for the important benefit to the purchaser of THE BASICS, Second Edition that the curriculum is the testing text for CEU,s Approved by NAADAC and is also an approved Study Guide for the credentialing exams offered by the IC&RC

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