(1) The following examinations are approved for licensure:
(a) Level 1 or Level 2 National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP);
(b) Northwest Certification II;
(c) Southwest Certification II; or
(d) International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination or Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) exam.
(2) Individuals who have not already passed an approved examination can be approved by department staff to register for an examination upon:
(a) submission of a complete application under ARM 24.219.5006 or 24.219.5007 where all requirements with the exception of the examination have been met; or
(b) proof of completion of supervised work experience requirements as described in ARM 24.219.5008.
(3) An applicant or candidate may not take the examination more than three times unless approved by the board to retake the examination. Applicants requesting to retake the examination must submit a request including but not limited to a specific study plan.