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IC&RC Updates (Criminal Justice Addictions Professional ) CCJP Job Analysis

July 10, 2017 1:48 PM | Deleted user

IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is pleased to announce its updated Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) Job Analysis.

A Job Analysis (JA) is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification. The JA serves as the blueprint for the examination and directly links an examination score to a specific job. It ensures that an examination is valid, reliable, and legally defensible. To stay relevant to current trends and practices, a JA must be updated every five to seven years.

The updated CCJP examination content outline and reference list can be found in the CCJP Candidate Guide linked below.

IC&RC 2017 CCJP Candidate Guide.

Prerequisite Examination: IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) or Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)

The CCJP JA panel, comprised of a committee of Subject Matter Experts, acknowledged that there was extensive overlap between IC&RC’s ADC and AADC examinations and the CCJP examination. Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals are alcohol and drug counselors working in a specialized treatment setting that requires a special knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system. However, many of the core counseling competencies of a CCJP are the same as those of an ADC or AADC.

As such, the CCJP JA panel decided that candidates should take and pass either the ADC or AADC examination first to cover the core counseling competencies and then take and pass a smaller, supplemental CCJP examination to demonstrate their advanced knowledge working within the criminal justice system.

Examination Format and Length:

All questions on the revised CCJP examination are multiple-choice with four options. There is only one correct or best answer for each question. The examination contains 50 scored items and 10 pretest items (60 items total) and candidates have 90 minutes to complete the examination.

Dates and Deadlines:

The CCJP examination will be updated to reflect these changes on October 1, 2017. 


Interested candidates should contact their local IC&RC Member Board for more information. Contact information for all Member Boards can be found at

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