The ACE is the qualifying exam for the nationally-accredited Registered Addiction Specialist
A Higher Standard
Developed, reviewed and validated by
nationally-recognized subject matter and
psychometric experts, the Addiction
Counselor Exam (ACE) tests for the necessary
skills and knowledge of an addiction
The exam is not easy.
But when you pass the ACE and earn the RAS Credential, you will join
RAS professionals in over 40 US States and 14 countries.
Over 80% of the candidates who pass the exam pass it
the first time they take it, because they studied
the material provided.
Top Reason for failing the Exam:
Didn't study the material
You may have already learned everything that will be
tested on, but don't assume that you can pass the
exam solely on that past knowledge.
You will need to know the information in these 3
to pass the exam:
As part of the exam fee, we provide the relevant
parts of these books to candidates who have paid for
the exam (repeat exam takers do not get additional
books sent to them).
The tutorial walks you through
TAP 21, The Addiction
Professional, and The MAT Counselor
publications, and identifies all of the subject matter that may be
tested upon within
the current multiple-choice exam.
If it is not in these
it will not be on the
Watch the tutorial Parts 1-3 in order, highlight in
the books the areas identified in the
tutorial, and then go back and study those areas.
below to begin each part of the tutorial:
The "Addiction Counselor Exam" and "ACE" Exam, as well as
the "RAS" credentials, are registered service marks of
"Addiction Counselor Exam" and "ACE" Exam: Service Mark Reg.
No. 68184, Class Number 41
"Registered Addiction Specialist" and "RAS" credentials:
Service Mark Reg. No. 65739, Class Number 41