What version of the DSM should students study from? Emily Yunker June 26, 2019 14:54 Updated Since 2016, all PAEA Assessment exams use DSM-5 diagnostic criteria guidelines. Related articles Where do PAEA's exam blueprints and topic lists come from? Should students know brand names of medications, as well as generic names? When will I be able to release my student's scores? What if a student is taking an exam in a different time zone than the program's? What national standards and guidelines do PAEA Assessment exams follow? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.