In order to assure that your examination is impartially evaluated, avoid including any identifying information in your essays. Avoid comments that would enable a reviewer to identify you, your training institute or trainers, your geographic location or place of employment. You may refer to the type(s) of facility in which you practice (e.g., day treatment program, alcoholism treatment center, etc.) and the population(s) served.
Candidates who take the written exam may not post anything on social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, etc.) regarding the written exam until 72 hours after completing the written exam.
You may not disclose questions on the exam or your responses on social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) until after you receive your results on or after February 1. Prior to that, you may only broadly discuss your feelings about the exam and your performance without revealing any specific information about the exam or answers to the essays. You may disclose questions on the exam and your responses to your colleagues and to your primary and secondary trainer provided they are not ABE exam reviewers this year.
Discussion of the exam questions on social media, prior to their evaluation by the examination reviewers, will jeopardize the integrity of the examination review process. Posting your answers to the exam questions may reveal your identity to the exam reviewers and interfere with your receiving a fair and impartial evaluation of your essays.
Candidates who have high profiles on social media may find it difficult to obtain an impartial evaluator for their on-site examination. All potential on-site examiners provided by the candidate are asked if they would feel comfortable passing the candidate if the on-site exam was adequate or failing the on-site exam if the candidate was less than adequate. Potential on-site examiners have withdrawn because they felt they had too much information about the prospective candidate to impartially evaluate an on-site exam.