Procedure to Test for ADRA Credentials (LAC, CAC, RAC, CCS, LPP, CPP, RPP)
Persons who wish to become credentialed as an Addiction Counselor in Louisiana must submit an application to the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA) to verify that they have met both the educational and experiential requirements for credentialing as specified in LA 803. An application fee is paid with submission of the documents, and a criminal background check is required.
The ADRA reviews all applications for approval; emails those who are approved; and attaches the Test Payment Form. This form is submitted to LASACT along with the appropriate testing fee. The testing fees are as follows:
LAC, CAC, RAC, LPP, CPP, RPP – $285
CCS – $200
Acceptable methods of payment are checks, all major credit cards, money orders, and PayPal. A convenience fee of $10 is added to all credit card and PayPal charges.
LASACT will enter the candidate’s information and email address as shown on the Test Payment Form into ISO Quality Testing Company’s database. Candidates will receive further instructions on how to proceed to schedule the test via their specified email address.
The Test Payment Form may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The testing company allows tests to be scheduled five (5) days out from whenever one registers at the convenience of the candidate. The LASACT Office in Baton Rouge is a testing site, and we invite you to test with us.
All testing is computer-based, using legally defensible tests provided by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Results are received immediately upon completion of the test.
There is a 90-day waiting period and a re-test fee after a failed attempt.
There is no waiting period when taking a different test.
After four failed attempts, remedial action is necessary.
Procedure for Testing for LASACT Certificates (AADC, CCJP, PRSS, SAP)
All applications for LASACT certificates are reviewed by the Certification Examining Board (CEB) for approval. Candidates must hold a valid ADRA credential to test for the AADC, and SAP certificates. Those who pass the LAC test do not have to re-test to obtain the AADC certificate.
An ADRA credential is not required to test for CCJP or PRSS.
PRSS testing fee is $100.
The same testing procedures are followed as for ADRA testing.
Contact Susan Marino of LASACT at (225) 766-2992.
Those who need special accommodations for testing are required to submit a medical form issued by LASACT. This form must be submitted 45 days prior to testing date. Contact Susan Marino of LASACT at (225) 766-2992 for the form.
Resources for Test Preparation
The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) provides practice examinations for the following tests: Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC); Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC); Clinical Supervisor (CS); Prevention Specialist (PS); and Peer Recovery (PR). Click the link below to access the exams.