EPPP Part 2

  1. How do I study for the EPPP Part 2?
    How do I study for the EPPP Part 2?

    The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology or (EPPP) Part 2 is a standardized test that is used as one of the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the United States. The Part 2 exam is used to evaluate the skills of a candidate using applied, real-world situations that psychologists face in practice.

    Wondering how to get started in preparing for the EPPP Part 2 - Skills exam?  Keep reading.

    • Review the exam content outline. The exam content outline will provide you with a comprehensive list of domains that will be covered on the exam. Use this outline to guide your studying and ensure that you are focusing on the most important areas.
    • Practice with sample questions: One of the best ways to prepare for the EPPP Part 2 exam is to practice with sample questions. This will help you become familiar with the format and types of questions that will be on the exam, and will give you an idea of the level of difficulty you can expect. 
    • Consider connecting with others who have taken or are studying for the Part 2 exam via an online EPPP study group or board. Working with others can be an effective way to review for the EPPP Part 2 exam and can help provide one-on-one support, guidance, accountability and a sense of community.
  2. What is the EPPP 2?
    What is the EPPP 2?

    The EPPP 2 is a licensing examination for psychologists in the United States and Canada that focuses on skills and candidate understanding of how to proceed in applied situations whereas the EPPP Part 1 examination focuses on knowledge.


    The EPPP Part 2 is a computer-based exam that consists of 170 questions featuring case situations and real world information presented in the formats of multiple choice, multiple response, scenarios, point and click, and drag and drop. To be eligible to take the EPPP Part 2, you must typically have completed a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited program and have completed any required supervised experience hours.


    The exam is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and is used by several states and provinces as part of the process for granting a license to practice psychology. Many states and provinces have already adopted the new EPPP exam format and the Part 2 - Skills exam must be passed prior to licensure in those states.  All states and provinces will adopt the new EPPP exam format by January 1, 2026.


    The EPPP 2 exam assesses the following areas:


    1. Scientific Orientation (6%) 

    2. Assessment and Intervention (33%) 

    3. Relational Competence (16%) 

    4. Professionalism (11%) 

    5. Ethical Practice (17%) 

    6. Collaboration, Consultation, Supervision (17%)


    The EPPP 2 exam breakdown is:

    - Multiple Choice or Multiple Choice Multiple Response: 45% 

    - Scenario Based Questions: 45% 

    - Other Item Types: 10% 


    The EPPP 2 allows an exam time of 4 hours and 15 minutes.

     

    More questions about the EPPP 2?  Get more information here.

  3. Does my state require the EPPP Part 2?
    Does my state require the EPPP Part 2?

    The EPPP Part 2 (Skills) is an examination required for licensure as a psychologist in many states or provinces in the United States and Canada. The specific requirements for licensure can vary from state to state or province to province. Some jurisdictions may require the EPPP 2 as part of their licensure process, while others may have different testing requirements or no testing requirement at all. 


    Currently, these are the jurisdictions requiring EPPP Part 2 (Skills):

    Arizona

    District of Columbia

    Georgia

    Guam

    Manitoba

    Nevada

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    Prince Edward Island


    It is important to check with the board of psychology in the state where you are seeking licensure to determine the specific requirements for licensure in that state.

  4. EPPP Domain Study Resource: Biological Bases of Behavior
    EPPP Domain Study Resource: Biological Bases of Behavior

    Understanding biology, brain function and anatomy, medication, and various forms of brain impairment are important areas of the exam with which to feel comfortable. Although this material is not the most emphasized area of the exam, it surfaces enough that you should plan to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing the material and increasing your knowledge and comfort with concepts in these domains. If you map what AATBS study sections encompass biological bases of behavior, it would include material from the following domains: psychopharmacology, physiological psychology, lifespan, and abnormal psychology. When you approach this material, know that many of the questions will be straightforward, relaying on memorization of concepts, terms, and theories.