The Oral Exam- Case Presentation Method
The Oral Exam is a measure of the counselor’s alcohol and drug counseling experience using Birch and Davis’s Core Functions and the IC&RC’s 46 Global Criteria.
- Choose a real (but anonymous) case that covers all (or most) of your work with a client.
- Write the case following the outline and directions below.
- Have you supervisor sign off that this was case of yours at the agency.
- Send in your registration, fee and one copy of your case study to the APCB ( Cert Board)
- After your case is approved, you will be emailed to reserve a specific date to take the exam.
- You will take the exam at the Board office where you will record your presentation.
- Your recording will be streamed to evaluators who will grade your answers on a “demonstration of competence” using a yes or no to each of the 46 Global Criteria.
- A passing score of 76% is required to pass the exam.
- Candidates must first submit their Written Case Study and the Oral Exam Registration Form prior to be given a scheduled date for the Oral Exam. Please send your supervisor signed Case Study to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There is no longer a need to send 4 paper copies of your Case Study. One supervisor signed case study is to be emailed to email@example.com
- Candidates will respond to each of the following questions, using the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria and providing examples based on your case presentation.Core Function Questions: Please note these are broad questions to be answered by using examples employing the Global Criteria.
- We advise testing applicants who have had one or more previous failure to take the Oral Prep Class offered by the Certification Board. See home page for upcoming classes.