Endorsement of THE BASICS
& RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM
The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium endorses THE BASICS, Second Edition for the Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC) and the Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC) as well as endorsement of THE BASICS, Second Edition as “A Must-Have For Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals.”
The largest credentialing organization in the world began with an vision of a unified field of alcohol and drug counselors. The IC&RC promotes public protection by setting standards and developing examinations for the credentialing and licensing of prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.
Quality and integrity are the foundation of IC&RC’s work. IC&RC’s credentials use the latest research on evidence-based practices. They are updated every five years and subjected to an extensive process of peer review. IC&RC examinations are based on formal Job Analyses, written by subject matter experts, and supported by current references.
Organized in 1981, IC&RC has 73 member certification and licensing boards in 48 U.S. states and territories, four Native American regions, all branches of the U.S. military and 11 international regions. Representing more than 50,000 professionals, IC&RC is the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.
About IC&RC’s Credentials
IC&RC is built on the belief that credentialing advances the addiction and prevention profession. Credentialing facilitates standardized practice across a wide variety of settings and regulatory environments. Most importantly, it ensures trained, ethical professionals are available to clients, families, and communities around the globe.
These credentials are recognized worldwide as the gold standard for competency in the field, and they are written into U.S. state and national practice regulations and insurance legislation.
IC&RC establishes, monitors, and advances reciprocal competency standards for six reciprocal credentials:
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:
- 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.
- 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