THE EXAMINATION PROCESS:
||File an Application for licensure/certification
and have this application approved. The Board will email you
Once the application is approved, login
to the eLicense Portal and pay the $150.00
examination fee. The Board will pre-register you for the examination and
you will receive a username and password via email from the
Log in to the examination registration system
using your assigned username and password and schedule a date,
time and location of your choosing for the examination.
Usernames and passwords are only valid for
a six month period, so it is important that applicants schedule
and take their examination in a timely fashion. Applicants
are encouraged to choose their exam date wisely. Fees will
be assessed if the applicant reschedules or cancels their
examination. Please read the Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy
below for further details.
Take the examination at your scheduled date,
time and location.
Applicants are given 3 hours to complete the examination.
Preliminary results of the examination are available to applicants
upon completion of the exam and official results are sent
to applicants 1-2 weeks following the exam.
Applicants who fail the examination may
reschedule the examination by paying another examination fee
but will be required to wait 90 days before they are permitted
LOCATE A TESTING SITE:
All examinations offered by the Board are
computer based and available at a number of regional sites throughout
Ohio and our border states. Most exam sites are open Monday - Saturday.
For a complete list of computer based testing sites please visit:
If an applicant needs to cancel or reschedule
an examination they must contact the Board and pay the appropriate
cancellation or rescheduling fees. Applicants who cancel or reschedule
an exam at least five days before the exam will be assessed a $25
cancellation/rescheduling fee. Applicants who cancel or reschedule
an exam less than five days prior to the exam will forfeit their
EXAMINATION WAIVER INSTRUCTIONS:
Individuals who hold a license with an Ohio Board (with
a scope to provide AOD services) that is comparable to the license
they wish to apply for with the Chemical Dependency Board, may request
a waiver of the examination process by completing an EXAMINATION
WAIVER FORM and submitting
it with a formal application for licensure. A copy of the license
must also be provided with the application.
Counselor (ADC) Examination Information
Exam Preparation Material
Guide to the Counselor (ADC) Exam
Prevention (PS) Examination Information
Candidate's Guide to the Prevention (PS) Exam
Clinical Supervisor (CS) Examination Information
Guide to the Clinical Supervisor (CS) Exam
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