Examination ScoringThe ABDSM examination is scored by the Board of Directors with input from subject matter experts and psychometricians. All scoring is performed without knowledge of the applicants’ identities. Scoring is not done on a curve or based on a pre-determined percentage of questions answered correctly.
Applicants are notified of their results via a letter sent by regular mail. Exam results are not available by telephone or email.
Applicants are informed of whether they achieved a passing score on the exam or did not achieve a passing score. The ABDSM does not provide applicants with their score on the exam or individual questions and does not release the score required to pass the exam.