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ReadyToTest.com is pleased to offer the following materials, designed to help you prepare for the written and/or oral exams typically used for drug and alcohol credentialing.  Simply choose the materials which best suit your individual needs. 

ReadyToTest materials are appropriate in helping you prepare for tests administered by the following groups:


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Item #W401 - Getting Ready to Test: The Written Examination
REVISED/UPDATED FOR THE NEWEST IC&RC EXAM FORMAT - March 2008

A "How to Take the Written Test" manual. 

This review manual includes information on the structure of the IC&RC exam (used by most states), information and tips on test taking, and information on how to best prepare for your exam.  It includes a 75-question sample exam,  along with a scoring key and content review to help you determine if there are any areas of weakness that would require additional study/review. It also contains information on the new IC&RC test format, and includes samples of the new clinical knowledge questions.  

Cost: $52 (plus shipping and handling)

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Item #Q402 - Getting Ready to Test: The Oral Examination

A "How to Take the Oral Test" manual. 

Includes information on the structure of the IC&RC oral exam (still used by a number of states), information on writing your case history, and information on how to prepare your answers in advance of the exam. 

Materials include sample responses to assist you in preparing your own responses. 

Cost: $52 (plus shipping and handling)

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Item #M404 - Getting Ready to Test: A Review and Preparation Manual for Drug and Alcohol Credentialing Examinations

REVISED/UPDATED FOR THE NEW IC&RC EXAM FORMAT - March 2008

By far our most popular set of review materials! 

This unique, self-guided study manual provides our most comprehensive set of materials designed to help refresh and enhance your knowledge on many of the major, need-to-know areas of information required for drug and alcohol written examinations.  Newly revised - this manual is our most comprehensive manual that will help you prepare for the American Academy, IC&RC and NAADAC written exams.  It includes a 150-question sample written exam - designed to make you feel more comfortable with the actual exam as well as to help you focus your study and preparation time.  While the manual cannot guarantee success in passing your exams, it can provide needed resources to assist you in your preparation. 

The manual includes information in the following:  Drugs of Abuse - Basic Pharmacology and Theories; The Role of Counseling - Complete Client Care; Specialty Needs for the Chemical Dependency Counselor (new chapters include 12 Step/Self Help, and Motivational Interviewing; revised chapter on Co-Occurring Disorders); The Examination Process: Information on the Written Exam

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Cost: $149 (plus shipping and handling) 

Item #M404SUP - Getting Ready to Test: A Supplemental Review/Preparation Manual for the IC&RC Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Credentialing Examination

Many states that are part of the IC&RC Consortium offer an Advanced AODA credential for counselors with Masters degrees and higher.  This credential requires candidates to take and pass the Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Credentialing examination.  This exam is 175-questions in length, and covers the same domains as the regular AODA exam PLUS adds two additional domains - Research Design, Analysis & Utilization, and Clinical Supervision.  This supplemental guide is intended to provide content information in those two domains, as well as 25 sample questions that focus on these two additional areas.  It is NOT intended to be a stand-alone review manual. 

The manual includes information in the following:  Drugs of Abuse - Basic Pharmacology and Theories; The Role of Counseling - Complete Client Care; Specialty Needs for the Chemical Dependency Counselor (new chapters include 12 Step/Self Help, and Motivational Interviewing; revised chapter on Co-Occurring Disorders); The Examination Process: Information on the Written Exam

Cost: $29 (plus shipping and handling) 

Item #CS405 - Getting Ready to Test: A Review and Preparation Manual for the Written Clinical Supervisor Examination

More than just a "how to take the exam" - this manual contains more than 100 pages of content review information designed to help counselors who are preparing for the Certified Clinical Supervisor credential (CCS), which is offered by many IC&RC member states.  This unique, self-guided manual is designed to help refresh and enhance your knowledge on many of the major, need-to-know areas of information from the content domains established for the CCS examination.  It includes a 50-question sample written exam, designed to make you feel more comfortable with actual exam.  While the manual cannot guarantee success in passing your exams, it can provide needed resources to assist you in your preparation. 

The manual includes information in the following areas:  Definitions of Clinical Supervision; The Blended Model of Supervision; Clinical Supervision vs. Case Management; Problems and Concerns in Supervision; Traits of an Effective Supervisor; Legal and Ethical Issues.

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Cost: $79 (plus shipping and handling) 

Item #PV406 - Getting Ready to Test: A Review and Preparation Manual for the Written Prevention Specialist Examination

Developed and written by Robin Rieske and Josephine Romano, Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists to assist prevention specialist who are preparing for their written credentialing examination!  

IMPORTANT NOTE: IC&RC has released a new job-task analysis for the prevention credential.  As such, the test for this credential will be changing in 2014.  This guide is still a valid review manual until the changes that will be made.

More than just a "how to take the exam" - this manual contains more than 100 pages of content review information designed to help prevention specialists who are preparing for the Certified Prevention Specialist credential, which is offered by many IC&RC member states.  This unique, self-guided manual is designed to help refresh and enhance your knowledge on many of the major, need-to-know areas of information from the content domains established for this examination.  It includes a 50-question sample written exam, designed to make you feel more comfortable with actual exam.  While the manual cannot guarantee success in passing your exams, it can provide needed resources to assist you in your preparation. 

The manual includes information in the following areas:  Scope of the Problem; Definition and History of Prevention; Effective/Comprehensive Prevention Planning; Theoretical Models or Approaches to Prevention; Cultural Competence; Ethics/Confidentiality

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Cost: $79 (plus shipping and handling) 

Item #CJ407 - Getting Ready to Test: A Review and Preparation Manual for the Written Criminal Justice Professional Examination

Our newest preparation and review manual - developed and written by the staff or ReadyToTest.com with content materials written by Dr. Robert Shearer to assist candidates who are preparing for their written credentialing examination!  

More than just a "how to take the exam" - this 174 page manual includes content review information designed to help criminal justice professional who are preparing for the Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) credential.  This unique, self-guided manual is designed to help refresh and enhance your knowledge on key information areas from IC&RC's Job Task Analysis (established for this examination).  The manual includes a 50-question sample written exam, designed to make you feel more comfortable with taking a multiple-choice exam.  While the manual cannot guarantee success in passing your exams, it can provide needed resources to assist you in your preparation. 

The manual includes information in the following areas:  Legal Overview; Criminal Justice System; Courtroom Participants and Their Roles; Correctional Settings and Sentencing Options; Criminal Justice Theories; Screening and Assessment in the Criminal Justice System; Glossary of Relevant Terms.. 

In addition to the information in the manual, we've developed an online support page that will provide you with a vast amount of freely accessible information to cover additional criminal justice information, drug/alcohol information, case management, counseling, and other topics that will assist you in your studies.  We've done the work for you and have attempted to provide you with a large amount of study materials to aid you in your test preparation. (website access information can be found in the study guide itself)

Cost: $79 (plus shipping and handling) 

 

Item #COD408 - Getting Ready to Test: A Review and Preparation Manual for the Written Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Examination

Our newest preparation and review manual - developed and written by the staff or ReadyToTest.com with contributions by Dr. Dennis Daley to assist candidates who are preparing for their written credentialing examination!  

More than just a "how to take the exam" - this 150 page manual includes content review information designed to help criminal justice professional who are preparing for the Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) credential.  This unique, self-guided manual is designed to help refresh and enhance your knowledge on key information areas from IC&RC's Job Task Analysis (established for this examination).  The manual includes a 50-question sample written exam, designed to make you feel more comfortable with taking a multiple-choice exam.  While the manual cannot guarantee success in passing your exams, it can provide needed resources to assist you in your preparation. 

The manual includes information in the following areas:  Prevalence; Systems Issues in the Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders; Diagnostic Criteria; Terms Related to Programs; Screening and Basic Assessment for COD; Psychopharmacology; Acronyms; Glossary of Terms.. 

In addition to the information in the manual, we've developed an online support page that will provide you with a vast amount of freely accessible information to cover additional criminal justice information, drug/alcohol information, case management, counseling, and other topics that will assist you in your studies.  We've done the work for you and have attempted to provide you with a large amount of study materials to aid you in your test preparation. (website access information can be found in the study guide itself)

Cost: $79 (plus shipping and handling) 

  

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ONLINE SAMPLE TESTING

We've prepared a 50-question sample exam to give you a feel for taking your written credentialing exam.  This test is composed of questions that are similar in construction to the ICRC and NAADAC exams.  By taking the exam online you'll get instant results and will be able to review an explanation page that describes the questions, identifies the content area they cover, and points out test taking tips to make your exam experience a success.

 

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