Important Examination Information

***Update January 1, 2020
and supersedes all earlier versions***

Individuals wanting to sit for any Illinois Certification Board (ICB) exam must first complete the appropriate application.  Each approved applicant will receive a letter and testcode information sheet via email.  The testcode information sheet needs to be completed and returned to ICB with the appropriate fees before the registration process can be initiated. You may test prior to application approval (International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) Exams excluded); however, you must submit certain sections of the application and include a letter requesting to test prior to application approval. Complete details on how to test prior to completing your application is in the link below.   Please read the Illinois Model for each credential you are applying, thoroughly, to avoid any miscommunication. Once you are ready to apply you may download application materials. The Illinois Model and Applications are located under the Credentialing Tab, simply choose Credentialing Forms and select the credential you would like to pursue.


***Update January 1, 2020 and supersedes all earlier versions***

All ICB and ICRC exams are administered through Computer Based Testing (CBT) with the exception of the CARS and SAP exam.  All exams are scheduled by appointment only. ICB utilizes a separate testing company to schedule all exams (except the CARS and SAP exam).  Once an applicant is approved for testing, he/she will be able to schedule their exam appointment online. Although there are exam sites throughout the State, ICB cannot guarantee a location in your area, therefore a person taking the exam may have to travel a bit further than expected.

Exam scores are immediately provided to the testing candidate once the exam is completed. The ICB will follow up with the testing candidate via email within 7 to 10 business days in regards to the next step of the credentialing process.

The CARS and SAP are paper/pencil format exams and are administered on weekdays only in our Springfield Office.

Study Guide Information

***Update January 1, 2020
and supersedes all earlier versions***

The study guide for the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug  Counselor examination is available to purchase from the ICB.

Download the Study Guide Order Form here

You may obtain the study guide by mailing a request with payment of $80.00 plus 4.50 Shipping and Handling to the ICB office. You may scan and email your request with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard) payment. The ICB mailing address is:

Illinois Certification Board
401 E. Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702

IC&RC Candidates Guides

IC&RC offers the following publications to students, interns and teachers:

Candidate Guides: