General Information

Important features of the Ethics and Boundaries Assessment Services Essay Examination include:

  • EBAS provides regulatory licensing agencies with a tool to assess a licensee’s understanding of ethical and boundary issues as relevant to the professional workplace environment;
  • A multi-disciplinary ethics and boundaries essay examination is available for the broad spectrum of regulated professions;
  • The examination is offered at no charge to the agency/board;
  • Delivered at computerized testing centers throughout the U.S. using an “On-Demand” scheduling format with exam dates available six days a week;
  • Examinees have maximum of 60 minutes (per essay) and receives randomized essay scenarios.  PLEASE NOTE: select this link to review the Test Plan;
  • Agencies and sanctioned licensees can easily access the EBAS website by:
    • Entering in the URL address line of an internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) to access the EBAS website;
    • Access the state Agency Registration Form by selecting “AGENCY INFORMATION/Steps to Register”.   Licensee application form is located under “APPLICATION INFO/Application”
  • Examinees will NOT receive a score at the testing center at the end of the examination.  Essays are evaluated by seven trained graders (professionals with regulatory experience to include current and prior board members, legal counsel and Executive Directors).
  • Upon finalization of the scores, the Score Report is sent to both the licensee and their state board.  Please note, it may take anywhere from two (2) to four (4) weeks from the time a licensee takes their exam to receipt of their Score Report.  Licensees need to factor in this period of time when scheduling their exam and especially when considering their sanctioning deadlines;
  • EBAS sends a Score Report itemizing the strengths and weaknesses of each essay response and its contribution to the final point total to the authorizing agency and to the licensee.
  • Each essay has a maximum of 16 points; 12 points is a passing score.   For detailed information on score reports as well as EBAS’ retake policy, go to  “Score Reports”.