EPPP2: Ethical Practice

We’re just half a year away from the unveiling of the new EPPP2 exam. In states that choose to adopt the psychology exam’s new format, test takers who plan to become licensed psychologists will need to pass the new version beginning in January 2020.

The ASPPB first announced in 2017 that they’d be developing a new version of the EPPP. This new version reflects the realities of being a practicing psychologist in today’s modern world. Along with a knowledge based exam similar to what’s in the current EPPP, the EPPP2 will test functional skills psychologists needs in several areas of competency. In a series of blog posts, we’ve been looking at what these new areas of competency are and what types of information will be on each area in the exam.

Today, we’re exploring the EPPP2 domain Ethical Practice. No surprise, this portion of the test will look at your ability to functionally apply the ethics of the profession in your professional practice. You’ll need to show you can apply the profession’s laws, guidelines, and ethical codes.


This area of competency has three parts. The first part will look at your ability to uphold professional behavior and standards in your work. This includes psychology ethics and regulations. You’ll need to show you can apply and communicate ethical standards in professional interactions. Additionally, the exam will look at your ability to discuss concerns with professional peers’ ethics, seek out consultation as needed, and demonstrate professional ethics in your practice.

Part 2 will require you to show you can document and represent your professional work accurately. You’ll need to show you can create proper and thorough records of your professional activities, including when billing. In the domain of research, you’ll need to show you can read and summarize research accurately without bias, as well as credit any professional collaborators.

The final part, Part 3, examines ethical decision making.You’ll be required to demonstrate that you can create and continue to use a consistent process for ethical decision making. Your system should identify common legal or ethical issues in psychology practice, as well as a method for addressing issues of ethics and your you’ll consult other professionals as necessary.

As we get closer to the EPPP2 release date in January 2020, the AATBS staff is hard at work developing materials that will help you pass this new test! Like our materials for other tests, our study guides and coaching will be up to date and teach you the mindset needed to pass. While we continue to get our EPPP2 materials ready to launch, you can take a look at our most up to date study materials available for the current EPPP.