Navigating the EPPP procedures can be confusing. The following information is provided to alumni to assist in this process and was obtained from:
- Notify the Michigan Board of Psychology of readiness to take EPPP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The licensing authority reviews credentials of applicant. If requirements are met candidates are notified by letter or email with instructions on how to access PsyIMS, the online application system for the EPPP, through ASPPB’s website.
- Candidates complete the application online and submit $600.00 ASPPB examination fee for the EPPP. Important ‐ Please note that payment of the $600 EPPP fee starts a 60-day window of eligibility. If you are not prepared to take the exam within that period, do not pay until you are ready. You may bookmark the site and return to it to pay your EPPP fee at a later time.
- Applicants can follow a link from the ASPPB home page to a series of web pages which allow them to register for the EPPP and practice exams.
- Once applications are completed, approved and paid for they are transmitted to Prometric (the organization responsible for administering the examination). An Authorization‐to‐Test (ATT) letter is sent by email to each eligible candidate containing information that is needed to schedule an examination at the Prometric location of their choice.
Reminder – Candidates must sit for the examination within 60 days of the date on the ATT letter provided by the Professional Examination Service (PES). Extensions to the 60‐day eligibility period may only be requested in cases of emergency. Those who do not sit for the examination within 60 days will be removed from the eligibility list and will be required to apply for a new 60‐day testing window.
Schedule Appointment for Testing
- To schedule online, visit Prometric. Select the testing program “Academic, Professional Licensure & Certification, Government, and Corporate Programs” and choose “Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards” from the drop-down list. Indicate where and when you would like to test, your registration number/ID number from the ATT letter, daytime telephone number, and type of payment (credit card ‐Visa or MasterCard, direct debit from a checking account, or by mail). Prometric sites are open from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M., five days a week.
- To schedule by phone call 866-241-3115.
- A computer‐based test administration fee of $79.58 is required by Prometric at the time the examination appointment is scheduled.
- To reschedule an existing appointment, contact Prometric by phone or online.
- Rescheduling/Cancellation up to and including 31 calendar days before appointment: no charge
- Rescheduling/Cancellation 1 to 30 days before appointment: $62.50
- Rescheduling/Cancellation within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will result in forfeiture of the CBT fee.
- The new appointment date must be within the eligibility period.
At the Test Site
- Candidate must have a current, valid government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.), as well as another piece of identification imprinted with name and containing a signature (credit card, CPR card, etc.). Social Security/Social Insurance cards will not be accepted. The name on both forms of ID must match the name on the ATT letter.
- Candidate cannot take anything into the exam room, including liquids or snacks of any kind.
- Candidate may take breaks as needed; however, the clock on the exam continues to run. Candidates on break may go to the washroom or retrieve snacks from their cubby but may not leave the testing center.
- Scores on the EPPP exam are not available at the test site. Scores are provided to candidates by the licensing boards or their agents. Scores are reported to the licensing boards twice monthly within 3 business days following the 15th and last day of each month.
Reimbursement for EPPP Fees by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse qualified individuals for fees paid to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), Effective August 1, 2011, Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients are eligible for unlimited reimbursement for tests, however your GI Bill entitlement will be charged. The VA can pay only for the cost of the tests, up to $2,000.00, and not other fees connected with obtaining a license or certification. The VA will pay for tests even if failed. For more information go to the Department of Veterans Affairs or call 1-888-442-4551, or if you are hearing impaired call 1-800-829-4833.
Notice: DSM-V Publication and EPPP Exam
- The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is scheduled for publication in May 2013.
- All questions on the EPPP through July 31, 2014 related to the DSM will refer to the DSM-IV.
- Beginning August 1, 2014, all DSM questions on the EPPP will refer to the DSM-V.