IC&RC, the world leader of addiction-related credentialing is seeking Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to participate in an item writing for our Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) examination.
Item Writing is the process used by IC&RC to develop examination questions. In order to ensure examination content is relevant to the field and accurate, IC&RC works with currently practicing AADCs to develop the examination items.
The item writing will take place from January 18-20 in Clearwater, FL.
SMEs will meet at the headquarters of IC&RC’s test company, Schroder Measurement Technologies (SMT) for a three-day focus group to write, review, and approve items. IC&RC will cover all reasonable travel related expenses.
Item writing is a rigorous yet rewarding task that engages clinicians and provides them with the opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn with others in the field. Other benefits include:
The exchange of ideas between professionals
Friendships that develop across miles
CEs for the number of hours of participation
Learning about the item development process
New knowledge of the profession through test item research and development
Further development of critical thinking skills
Application Requirements and Process
Interested Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold the IC&RC Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) credential from an IC&RC member board
Have taken and passed the IC&RC AADC examination
Have over 2 years of experience providing substance use disorder counseling services
Please note, applicants will be required to submit a resume demonstrating their experience in providing substance use disorder counseling services with their application. These documents should be ready to upload before completing the application.
The application deadline is October 31st. Selected SMEs will be contacted by IC&RC with more specific information after the application deadline has closed.