Have you been approved to pre-register for the exam? If so, click here to download the IC&RC Pre-Registration Process Guide.
TEST PREPARATION: The link below is to a free, downloadable guide that contains information about the development and content of the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam, test administration, sample questions, and a list of references to assist with exam preparation.
The IC&RC Prevention Specialist Candidate Guide (updated March 2023) can be found here.
IC&RC also provides practice exams for a fee. Click here for practice exam information.
The Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification: Study Guide for the Certification Exam is also available for download. Although this guide was specifically developed for use by those seeking certification in Rhode Island, this guide is applicable to anyone preparing for IC&RC’s Prevention Specialist Exam.
EXAM PROCEDURES: The following steps must be followed:
- You apply for PS-C Certification. The entire application, including all references, must be received by MPCB and evaluated.
- MPCB approves your application and you become a PS-C candidate. You are approved to sit for the Prevention Specialist Examination.
- You pay the testing fee, using the “Payment” dropdown menu on the MPCB website.
- MPCB pre-registers you through the IC&RC testing center to sit for the exam.
- You receive pre-registration confirmation and information that will allow you to schedule the computer-based test through the IC&RC testing center website.
- You sit for the exam at the IC&RC testing center.
- MPCB provides you with your test results. If you receive a passing score, MPCB provides you with an approval letter and PS-C certificate. If you do not receive a passing score on the exam, MPCB provides you with next steps for re-taking the exam.
If you need special accommodations for testing, complete the Special Accommodation Request Fillable Form.
With a written request, a candidate must provide official documentation of the accommodation requested. Submitted documentation must follow ADA guidelines in that psychological or psychiatric evaluations must have been conducted within the last three years. All medical/physical conditions require documentation of the treating physician’s examination conducted within the previous three months.
Candidates should contact their IC&RC Member Board to inquire about the necessary documentation prior to pre-registration. All requested Accommodations must be reviewed and approved by the Credentialing Board.