The ACBSP™ Written Exam Committee (WEC) met in March 2021 to review the ACBSP™ certification examinations. The committee voted to approve several changes to the exam that are intended to improve the process and experience of the candidates, while retaining the integrity of the exam and more effectively representing the current status of the profession.
- Both exams will now be 200 items/questions. Statistical analysis of results showed that an additional 25 or 50 items/questions did not significantly impact the reliability of the assessment.
- The domain “Research Fundamentals” was removed from the CCSP® exam. A review of the reading list found that this topic was not adequately covered, even though the topic is relevant to many practitioners.
- The CCSP® exam had three clinical areas divided into subdomains, which was not done elsewhere by the ACBSP™. Therefore, we will only report the overall Clinical Competency domain. The weighting does not change.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the ACBSP™ office.
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