Church History Exam
The exam consists
of two major parts:
1) identifying 27 key
figures in church history from the early church
to the present (100 points)
2) answering 17 short
answer questions explaining key events and
movements in church history (170 points)
This is a closed book exam (no helps of any
kind), so candidates will need to make
arrangements with a church officer who can
proctor the exam.
There are seven subfields in the exam:
Medieval, Reformation, Post-Reformation, Modern,
American Presbyterian, OPC.
If a candidate fails one or more of these
areas, the examiner may require the candidate to
do additional reading in order to pass the exam.
For this reason, it is strongly recommended that
candidates not wait until the last minute to
take the church history exam.
See also Requirements
and Steps for Licensure