Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
SS562; ST562
Prometric DSST exams are offered at colleges, universities or military bases that are not owned by Prometric.
2 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 fundamentals of counseling
Credit is recommended for candidates scoring 400 or above


This exam was developed to enable schools to award credit to students for knowledge equivalent to that learned by students taking the course. This is a multiple-choice exam designed to evaluate whether candidates possess the knowledge and understanding that would be gained by taking a college course in counseling which includes the following content: historical development; counselor roles and functions; the counseling relationship; theoretical approaches to counseling; social and cultural foundations; career development, human growth and development and assessment/appraisal techniques.

Skills Measured:

The skills measured include historical development (5 percent); counselor roles and functions (23 percent); the counseling relationship (12 percent); theoretical approaches (24 percent); social and cultural foundations (12 percent); career development (6 percent); human growth and development (8 percent); and assessment and appraisal techniques (10 percent).
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam