Exam Performance

To better prepare counselors for work in the field and improve performance on credentialing examinations, OASAS tracks, analyzes, and publishes general data regarding candidate performance in various test areas.

The following is a breakdown of exam performance by category for the most recent Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) candidates.

 

CASAC Exam Performance - October 1 - December 31, 2020

  • New York State pass rate: 69 %
  • Total of New York State candidates: 169
    • Total first-time testing candidates: 129
      Pass Rate: 79 %
    • Total candidates retaking the exam: 40
      Pass Rate: 37 %
  • International pass rate: 70 %
Category Breakdown

Category

Performance

Domain 1:

Screening, Assessment and Engagement

68.88%

Domain 2

Treatment Planning, Collaboration and Referral

72.72 %

Domain 3

Counseling

68.38 %

Domain 4

Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

74.98%

 

CPP/CPS Exam Performance -October 1 - December 31, 2020

  • New York State pass rate: 100 %
  • Total New York State candidates: 3
    • Total first-time testing candidates: 3
      Pass Rate: 100 %
    • Total candidates retaking the exam: 0
      Pass Rate: N/A
  • International pass rate: 90 %
Category Breakdown

Category

Performance

Domain 1:

Planning & Evaluation

84 %

Domain 2:

Prevention Education & Service Delivery

90.67 %

Domain 3:

Communication

87.67 %

Domain 4:

Community Organization

84 %

Domain 5:

Public Policy & Environmental Change

80 %

Domain 6:

Professional Growth & Responsibility

77.33 %