Step-By-Step Comprehensive Exam Registration Guidelines 

FOR CANDIDATES TAKING THE PAPER/PENCIL EXAM AT A CONFERENCE SITE

Note: Registering for the Comprehensive Exam is accomplished by following these six steps. This is a separate registration and payment process from the AASC National Conference or any other Association event.

Step 1: Successfully complete the twelve core modules at least 30 days prior to sitting for the Exam.

Step 2: Review the Examination Guidelines.

Step 3: Indicate you are planning to take the paper/pencil Exam at the National Conference by Registering Your Interest.

Step 4: Upload the following documentation to your account home page on this site.

  • Proof of a minimum of two years of experience as a Service Coordinator; or two years equivalent work in social services or a related health care field on behalf of older adults and/or families; or two years property management experience with responsibility for assisting residents with service acquisition; or in any field with supervisory and/or customer service experience.  Candidates must submit a resume and documentation of qualifying experience.  AASC has the option to determine whether the experience is eligible. Exam candidates with a 2-year associate's degree in social services or a related health care field may count that degree as 2 years of employment experience. 
  • Proof of SC101: Fundamentals of Service Coordination completion through AASC, version 2016 or later.
  • Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree or other advanced degree, but who do not have the experience described above, may sit for the Comprehensive Exam after providing proof of their degree (transcript, copy of diploma, letter from institution).

Step 5: Pay the Comprehensive Exam Fee either by check or credit card if the fee was not paid in advance. Payments can be made from your personal home page by logging in at http://aasc.osu.edu/ as you've done when you completed the modules.  If paying by check, you will be provided with an electronic invoice containing address for payment, amount, etc. 

Step 6: Review the Study Tips in preparation for the Exam.

Questions:  Contact Michelle Myers at Ohio State, 614-293-4815 or michelle.myers@osumc.edu

Note:  All PSC's are required to renew their PSC designation. The PSC Renewal Program requires that PSCs participate in professional development activities and submit evidence of these activities on a periodic basis. Meeting these requirements in a timely manner is mandatory to maintain the PSC designation. To retain PSC designations, AASC requires all PSCs to renew every three years by accumulating 36 hours of continuing education.  The PSC Renewal is offered to ensure that Professional Service Coordinators (PSCs) maintain the highest professional standards and enhance their continued competence. For more information about the PSC Renewal, visit the Program Requirements page.