The Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) in October 2018 announced that it has rescinded its August 2017decision to require everyone taking the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) to take a new, in-development, Enhanced EPPP (the current knowledge-based exam plus an additional new skills portion of the exam).
ASPPB will provide for two different options for the continued use of the EPPP by state psychology licensing boards (jurisdictions). These are:
- Option One is for jurisdictions to continue to use the current EPPP, a standardized assessment of the knowledge needed for independent practice, with jurisdictions determining their own method of assessing the skills needed for independent practice.
2) Option Two is for jurisdictions to use the Enhanced EPPP, which will be available in January 2020. The Enhanced EPPP will be one exam with two parts: the current EPPP, the standardized assessment of knowledge and the
Part 2 of the EPPP, the standardized assessment of skills.
The cost of the Enhanced EPPP will be $300 for those taking the exam between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 and $450 thereafter.
The ASPPB 2018 further announcement states:
ASPPB strongly supports an early admittance option which would allow students to take the knowledge portion of the EPPP (Part 1) pre-degree — after completion of all academic coursework excluding internship and research. The early admittance option will only be allowed for candidates who are registered through an Enhanced EPPP jurisdiction (emphasis added) and is not limited to those coming from accredited programs, rather it is the jurisdictions that will make the determination of eligibility.
The Ohio Board of Psychology is continuing to use the current EPPP and at this time has no plans to use the Enhanced EPPP.
For more information about the Enhanced EPPP go to the ASPPB web site at