By submitting an application to EBAS, you give EBAS express authorization to provide score reports of examination results to you and to the agency that required the Ethics and Boundaries Essay Examination. You will NOT receive a score at the testing center at the end of the examination. Essays are batched for delivery to the grading panel. Each essay is scored by seven trained graders (professionals with regulatory experience to include current and prior board members, legal counsel, and Executive Directors), none of whom are from the examinees state. Upon finalization of the scores the Score Report is sent to the examinee as well as to their regulatory board/agency. The Score Report will be sent via USPS. It may take anywhere from two (2) to four (4) weeks from the time the exam is taken to receipt of the score report. You will need to factor in this period of time when scheduling your exam and especially when considering your sanctioning deadlines. You must understand that release of an official score report does NOT guarantee acceptance and/or relicensure by any agency. Further, once score reports are released, scores are final!! Each essay has a maximum of 16 points; 12 points is a passing score. Attaining an EBAS recommended passing score does not under any circumstances guarantee acceptance by an agency, Each individual agency/licensing board has the sole authority to determine how to utilize the essay examination results in its licensing and/or disciplinary decisions. You should therefore contact your state agency for score requirements and other considerations.
Release of Score Reports
EBAS will only release score reports to you as well as to the agency or other regulated authority that requested or required the examination (both are complimentary and included in the exam fee). EBAS will not release a score report to any additional agency without receiving a written e-mail request/authorization from you to release score results.
If a licensee scores below 12 points, only the failed essay topics from the original examination will need to be retaken; topics will be from the same areas as originally designated with new scenarios randomly selected.