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 (30%) 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 the scaled score of 500 as the definition of a passing score in their rules/regulations. Additionally, 24 out of 50 respondents allow applicants to take the EPPP (Part 1 – Knowledge) after their degree has been granted.
EPPP Passing Score – Paper Administered
EPPP Passing Score – Computer Administered
Earliest Time EPPP can be Taken
EPPP (PART 2 – Skills)
The EPPP (Part 2 – Skills) is used to evaluate the skills of a candidate applying for licensure in Psychology. The skills-based assessment includes questions about applied, real world situations that psychologists face in practice. The exam provides valuable information to licensing boards as it assesses the candidate’s ability to show what they would do in an applied setting.