EPPP and CPLEE Exam Information
In response to the Governor's call to expand workforce capacity, the Board's examination vendors (Pearson Vue and PSI, Inc) have resumed testing of the national and state exams. The Board, in conjunction with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and the Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Professional Examination Services will follow all guidance set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health departments to ensure the safety of our exam candidates. Below is the latest information regarding the Board's examinations:
EPPP Candidates: The Pearson VUE testing centers are only open to essential professional services. Psychologists are considered essential services professionals and EPPP candidates will be able to login, or call, and schedule a new appointment. Test sites are working at 50% capacity to accommodate social distancing guidelines and as a result has created scheduling/rescheduling delays. ASPPB has made several adjustments to assist candidates. They have added an additional 40 third-party test centers in the United States and Canada to the network. The 90-day completion window for taking the examination was eliminated to assist with scheduling and all reschedule and cancelation fees are currently waived. However, no-shows, or rescheduling/cancellation within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will result in a loss of all exam fees paid. Pearson centers have also added additional days and hours to their operations. We encourage candidates to visit the following websites regularly for updates:
- ASPPB's website at https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/covid19/may_-_15pearson_covid-19_upd.pdf
- Pearson Vue's website at https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update.
CPLEE Candidates: Executive Order N-39-20 identified several DCA professions as being essential in the fight against COVID-19 (see https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/waiver_request_info.shtml). Psychologists are considered essential health workers. As a result, PSI re-opened several sites in California to resume testing of the CPLEE. PSI is practicing social distancing guidelines at ALL sites therefore the number of days available and seating capacity have been reduced. For those taking the exam out of state, beginning May 1st, select out of state exam sites will also reopen. For more information regarding scheduling and rescheduling exams, please visit PSI's website at https://candidate.psiexams.com.