The examination is graded as Pass or Fail only. The CBCC-KA examination consists of 180 multiple-choice questions, with 4 responses, only one of which is correct. The passing score can be found in the Handbook for Candidates. The method used to set the passing score for the examinations are in accordance with the standard criterion-referenced passing score standards. The passing score is set by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers using generally accepted psychometric principles and methods to determine what constitutes a competent animal behavior professional. Each candidate is measured against a standard, not against the performance of other individuals taking the examination.