IC&RC provides these minimum standards for the AADC credential, but Member Boards may set higher standards for their jurisdictions.
2000 hours of supervised ADC-specific work experience.
Master's Degree in behavioral science with a clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States or colleges and universities outside the United States plus 180 hours of ADC-specific education. Six hours must be specific to counselor ethics.
300 hours specific to the domains, which include the 12 core functions and TAP 21 Competencies with a minimum of ten hours in each core function area.
Applicants must pass the IC&RC AADC Examination.
Code of Ethics
Applicants must sign a code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.
40 hours of continuing education earned every two years.
As a service to Member Boards, IC&RC provides Job Task Analyses (JTAs), the publications that provide the empirical basis for IC&RC examinations, for each credential. They are priced $15 each, and discounts are available for bulk purchases. Download and submit the JTA Order Form to order.