The Bible Content examination is given twice yearly:
- The first Friday in February at 10 a.m.
- The Friday before Labor Day at 10 a.m.
The four Senior Ordination Examinations are given twice each year in January and August:
- Beginning on the final Friday in January;
- The last full weekend in August before Labor Day weekend.
The schedule for senior ordination examinations is:
8:30 a.m.: Orientation
9:00 a.m.: Theological Competence (3 hours)
1:30 p.m.: Worship & Sacraments (3 hours)
9:00 a.m.: Church Polity (3 hours)
3:00 p.m. Eastern Time — Internet access to the Bible Exegesis exam will be opened to all registrants. Each candidate must have her or his completed responses on the exam administration site by 12:00 noon Eastern Time the following Thursday regardless of the candidate’s time zone.
Examinations are administered on many seminary campuses and some presbytery offices nationwide.
Persons taking exams are encouraged to do so at one of these established testing sites. However, if a candidate is no longer in seminary or is not able to travel to one of the testing sites within a reasonable amount of time, then the candidate may consider requesting that a special proctor administer the exams. Arrangements for special proctors are to be made by the candidate and the appropriate presbytery committee prior to registration. Details including the special proctor’s contact information must be entered during the online registration process and approved by the presbytery’s committee before registration can be finalized.
When you complete the online registration process, an email notice is sent automatically to the moderator of your presbytery's committee/commission requesting the authorization. No separate steps are required by the registrant. However, inquirers and candidates should discuss their plans for the exams with their presbyteries before registering. It is generally not helpful if the first indication a moderator has that a person wishes to take exams is the automated email requesting authorization.
How do I get the CPM's authorization to you please?
A sample of each exam in English, Korean, and Spanish is available on the Senior Exams page of this website (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/prep4min/senior-ordination-exams/). For a variety of reasons the PCC does not release examples of past exam responses.
I will take Ordination Exam January 2013. And I will take Korean language. So, I try to find out any previous exam samples in Korean but I cannot: possible including answers, too. If anyone who knows those exam resources, please let me know. Thank you for your cooperation!