Association of Utah Substance Abuse Professionals


New Prevention Study Guide Now Available

IC&RC is please to inform you of a new Prevention Study Guide that is now available for free to candidates preparing for their IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination.

The Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification: Study Guide for the Certification Exam was developed by the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center with the assistance of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH).

The first half of the guide summarizes key concepts and strategies so that users can review content areas essential to prevention practice including:

  • public health approaches to prevention in behavioral health
  • prevention theories and strategies
  • strategic planning for prevention
  • cultural competence in prevention
  • coalition development
  • communication strategies
  • ATOD-effects of drugs on the brain
  • ethical issues in prevention

The remainder of the guide is comprised of practice activities including over 50 sample questions, along with an answer key and explanations of the correct responses. Two worksheets and a set of flashcards for study-on-the-go are also included, along with an extensive glossary, a list of acronyms, and references to consult for more in-depth review of important topics. Study tips and test-taking strategies are also provided.

While the guide was specifically developed for use by those seeking certification in Rhode Island, the Prevention Specialist Examination is a international examination making this guide applicable to anyone preparing for IC&RC's Prevention Specialist Exam.

The guide has been added to 
IC&RC's Examination Prep page and is available for download here.

Renew Credential (IC&RC)
First Time Credential (IC&RC)

Credentialing is separate from Licensure in the State of Utah. While the test is required as part of the qualifications for Licensure it will also lead you to qualify for Credential if you choose to pursue a Credential as well as a License. If you choose to test via IC&RC you may use the test results for an IC&RC Credential, now or in the future; if you choose to test via NCC AP you may choose to use these test results for a NAADAC Credential (NCC AP), now or in the future. 

International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium

As a service to those holding reciprocal credentials, IC&RC provides international certificates for each of our credentials.

Displaying your certificate prominently and using the international acronym on professional materials can help you gain greater professional recognition. It also enhances your reputation in the profession and confirms your proficiency. IC&RC Credentialing is offered by AUSAP.

IC&RC Credentialing


National Credentialing (NAADAC)

AUSAP offers the NCC AP I and NCC AP II certifications through NAADAC.

Also available is the MAC (Masters Level Credentialing).

Credentialing is obtained through NAADAC

NCC AP Credentialing

NCAC Level I

NCAC Level IIMAC Testing