Addiction Counselor Exam Information
In order to become a certified addiction professional, or a certified addiction counselor, you must pass an exam administered by the Florida Certification Board. On this page you will find useful links about the exams, what to expect and links to relevant exam resources.
For more information on the courses themselves, please visit one of the following links:
- CAC: Certified Addiction Counselor
- CAP: Certified Addiction Professional
- CBHT: Certified Behavioral Health Technician
- Continuing Education in Addiction
After you have completed one of our certification courses, you must take and pass the written exam. This is the last step in the certification process. Each certification has requirements that the applicant must meet to earn a passing score on a specific examination or combination of examinations.
The Florida Certification Board administers all examinations in locations throughout Florida, on a regular basis.
Applicants for certification MAY NOT sit for any exam until your application portfolio has been approved by the Florida Certification Board, you have registered and paid for the exam by the registration deadline and you have received confirmation that you are approved to sit the exam.
Then mail the final registration form and payment for examination fees to the FCB. Note: The FCB does not accept phone or e-mail registrations.
You always have the option to cancel and reschedule your Florida certification Board exam by notifying the FCB in writing. Time is of the essence when canceling or rescheduling and cancellation close to the day of the exam will incur rescheduling fees.
If you reschedule your exam within 10 business days of the exam date, you will be required to pay a $25 fee. If you reschedule your exam at least 10 business days before the exam there will be no rescheduling fee.
If you are a no-show on the examination administration date or if you do not cancel your registration you will be required to:
- Submit a Written Examination Registration Form
- Pay the full examination fee(s)
Should you need to cancel or reschedule your examination administration date due to a true emergency, please contact the Florida Certification Board and they will handle the request on a case-by-case basis.
Receiving your scores:
The FCB will ONLY release score reports to the examine by mail, for written tests, or unofficial scores in person immediately after electronic exams. Exam score results will not be divulged by phone, e-mail, or fax.
The Florida Certification Board now administers exams at approved FCB Online Test Sites (OTS). As this program expands, dates, times, and locations of exams will broaden.
Benefits of testing at an OTS include:
- The elimination of overnight travel to test sites;
- The ability to test on any date/time that the OTS is open; and
- Receipt of immediate “unofficial” score report(s).
Please Contact Us or the Florida Certification Board for More Information.