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UMICAD Certification Board has three levels of counselor certificates, Alcohol and Drug Counselor I, II, III.
Counselors who qualify may apply for ADC III without first becoming ADC II.
The IC&RC has a residency rule called “the 51% rule” on where a person can apply to take the ADC Written Exam and/or certification.
To be certified and/or TO TAKE THE IC&RC ADC Written EXAM the applicant must live or work at least 51% of the time in the certification board jurisdiction (state, tribe, foreign country, providence etc.). The exception to this rule is when an individual lives or works in a jurisdiction that does not offer the IC&RC’s exam in the jurisdiction of the individual or by agreement between certification boards. Certification boards should test individuals outside of their jurisdiction only when the individual is within the certification board’s general geographic region AND once the certification board has verified with the IC&RC that the IC&RC’s exam is not available in the individual’s jurisdiction.