Approximately 98% of respondents require the EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge) as a requirement to obtain a license to practice as a psychologist. Some respondents also require applicants for licensure take an oral examination (37%) with a larger proportion of respondents requiring applicants for licensure take a jurisprudence examination (68%) specific to their jurisdiction’s statutes and rules and regulations.
EPPP (PART 1 – KNOWLEDGE)
The EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge) is developed and owned by ASPPB and is provided to psychology licensing boards to assist them in their evaluation of the qualifications of applicants for licensure. Initially, the EPPP (Part 1- Knowledge) was administered via paper form and the largest proportion of respondents use the ASPPB Recommended Passing Point as the definition of a passing score in their rules/regulations. Starting in April 2001, the EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge) was administered via computer. For the computer-administered EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge), most respondents either use the ASPPB Recommended Passing Point or 70% as the definition of a passing score in their rules/regulations. Additionally, 15 out 36 respondents allow applicants to take the EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge) after their degree has been granted.