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Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) Part 2 Update

At the August 2018 meeting, the Board of Psychology (Board) agreed to the EPPP Part 2 Task Force's recommended statutory and regulatory changes that were presented as "Option 3" (see EPPP2 Task Force Report link below). At the August meeting, the Board did not decide to require EPPP Part 2 as a requirement for licensure, but adopted Option 3 as a potential implementation plan due to the lengthy regulatory process.

On August 17, 2018, ASPPB released a message concerning implementation of the EPPP Part 2. Specifically, ASPPB:

  • Rescinded the requirement that made the EPPP Part 2 examination a mandatory component of a single licensure exam and the mandatory implementation date of January 2020, and
  • Expressed its intention to launch the EPPP Part 2 in 2020 and make it available to states and provinces interested in servicing as early adopters.

Although ASPPB's announcement clarified that the implementation of the EPPP Part 2 is now an optional component, it does however raise concerns on whether ASPPB is simply postponing the deadline for mandatory adoption. If this were the case, the Board has asked ASPPB for clarification on whether there is an anticipated date for that mandatory implementation.

The other critical issue that was not addressed in the announcement was whether ASPPB's Board of Directors has plans to address the cost concerning the EPPP Part 2 and whether ASPPB has plans to lower the cost of the exam.

The Board sent a letter to ASPPB requesting clarification on both points on October 2, 2018 (letter provided below). The Board received a response from ASPPB on October 24, 2018 and will present this information at the November 16, 2018 Board meeting in San Diego, where substantive decisions or discussions about the merits of the exam will take place.

The Board meeting is open to the public at the location below, or can be watched via webcast at https://thedcapage.wordpress.com/webcasts/.

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 543-9000




The Board plans to webcast this meeting on its website. Webcast availability cannot, however, be guaranteed due to limitations on resources or technical difficulties that may arise. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at a physical location. Adjournment, if it is the only item that occurs after a closed session, may not be webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Board's Website at 9:00 a.m. November 16, 2018, or you may access it at: https://thedcapage.wordpress.com/webcasts/. Links to agenda items with attachments are available at www.psychology.ca.gov, prior to the meeting date.