The following examinations are offered in an on-demand online format:

  • Certified Peer Specialist

  • Certified Recovery Specialist

  • Family-Based Therapy

  • Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner

Once approved to take an on-demand online examination candidates can take the examination on an on-demand basis on any computer (desktop or laptop computers only – no cellphones or tablets may be used) if they meet all requirements listed below. No exceptions will be made.

  1. Reliable high-speed internet (not hotspot)

  2. Computer with quality webcam and microphone

  3. A valid ID with picture will be required to show prior to the examination. Examples of valid IDs include: state issued ID card, drivers license, passport, work ID and/or college/university ID.

  4. Google Chrome web browser

  5. Proctorio Extension – instructions for download will be provided upon approval

  6. Private and interruption free area to take the examination

More information on Proctorio and downloading the extension are located in the PCB Online Examination Guide.


In-person examinations will be limited to scheduled regional locations throughout the Commonwealth. Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Prevention examinations are not available for on-demand online examinations or in-person regional examinations. Applicants for those credentials will need to schedule an examination at an approved examination site.