COVID-19 Update

All testing centers within the United States and Canada have closed for a period of 30 days, starting on March 17, 2020 through April 16, 2020.

This is how the change will affect you:

  • All candidate exam sessions scheduled between March 18 and April 16 have been cancelled.
  • Candidates can currently schedule into any open sessions after April 16th.

Although testing at our site has been temporarily suspended, we encourage you to continue to submit your application for processing.  Application processing will continue throughout this time and you will be able to schedule your exam into any open session after April 16th.

As further developments occur we will keep you updated. 



Exam Only (no certification) = $225

The exam can be taken separately from certification.  However, we have established a tiered pricing schedule to allow you to affordably add certification at a later time.  This offer is only available to those who are pursuing alcohol and drug counseling certification for the first time through the Minnesota Certifcation Board.

Add certification at time of taking the exam = $165

Add certification within 6 months of taking the exam = $170

Add certification between 6 months and 12 months after taking the exam = $200

Add certification between 12 months and 2 years after taking the exam = $250

Add certification over 2 years after taking the exam = $390 (full price)




When taken separately from certification, there are no specific academic or clinical prerequisites for the exam.