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IC&RC Announces Updated Clinical Supervisor (CS) Job Analysis

November 06, 2017 8:49 AM | Deleted user

IC&RC, the world leader in addiction-related credentialing, is pleased to announce the completion of its updated Clinical Supervisor Job Analysis (JA).

A Job Analysis is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification examination and it serves as the blueprint for the examination. It is the process that directly links an examination score to a specific job and ensures that an exam 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 first administration date for the updated examination will be February 1, 2018. All candidates taking the CS examination on or after February 1st will be taking the updated examination.

Updated Domains

The JA has resulted in some updates to the CS domains. The domain of Administration has been removed and will not be tested as part of the CS examination. Performance evaluation has been renamed to Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance.

2017 Domains Previous Domains 
Counselor Development Counselor Development
Professional and Ethical Standards Professional and Ethical Standards 
Program Development and Quality  Assurance Program Development and Quality  Assurance 
Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance Performance Evaluation (name change) 
Treatment Knowledge Treatment Knowledge 
  Administration (eliminated) 

The full exam content outline can be found in the Clinical Supervisor Candidate Guide found on the Exam Prep page of IC&RC’s website at

Candidates preparing to take the updated examination on or after February 1, 2018 should be sure to familiarize themselves with the content outline and reference list on the following pages.

For more information on study materials and all IC&RC’s testing policies and procedures, please visit our examination prep page at

IC&RC is proud to stay in the forefront of the ever-evolving field with the release of its updated CS Job Analysis.

Please feel free to direct any questions you may have regarding these changes to Rachel Witmer, Assistant Director at or via phone at +1-717-540-4457 Ex. 105.

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