The EPPP is an examination that assesses foundational knowledge and is currently in use by the majority of psychological licensing jurisdictions across North America. It was developed and is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).
The EPPP is a multiple-choice computerized examination designed to assess the minimum knowledge required to safely enter the practice of psychology. The passing score is a scale score of 500 or higher. Applicants may apply to CAP to take the EPPP after they have been issued a practice permit as a provisional psychologist. It is recommended that candidates take the EPPP early in the registration process.
As of January 1, 2026, the EPPP will consist of two exams, (Part 1-Knowledge) and (Part 2-Skills). Part 2 will further enhance ASPPB’s mission of public protection by providing member boards with a tool to assess the applied skills of candidates who are applying for licensure as a psychologist. The addition of the (Part 2-Skills) portion is consistent with the current trend in regulatory environments that highlights competency rather than strictly academic credentials. Effective January 1, 2026, all members on CAP's provisional register who have not succesfully passed the EPPP Part 1 will be required to also take the EPPP Part 2. Provisional psychologists are encouraged to complete all requirements for full registration in a timely manner so that they will not need to write this additional exam.
Further details about the EPPP (Part 1-Knowledge and/or Part 2-Skills) is available below or can be obtained from the ASPPB website at www.asppb.net.
Number of EPPP Attempts
Starting January 1, 2023 CAP's two policies that limit the number of EPPP attempts will take effect. CAP Council determined that unlimited EPPP attempts and unlimited five-year provisional terms are not in the public interest, nor does this align with the policies and procedures of other Canadian jurisdictions. Registered provisional psychologists must ensure they meet all requirements for full registration within the initial five-year term and this includes successfully passing the EPPP. You can read CAP's policies below.
Apply for the EPPP
Login to the MyCAP Login and submit your EPPP Application. The EPPP Application is found in the "My Forms" section of the dashboard when you log in. Please note that your application will not be reviewed or considered complete until you have made the application payment. Please visit our fee schedule for details on fees associated with the EPPP.
- Applications are NOT accepted in the last four months of your five-year term as a provisional psychologist.
- You are encouraged to apply and take the EPPP early in the registration process.
- Within four weeks from the date CAP receives the application, you will receive an email from CAP confirming your eligibility to apply for the EPPP exam with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).
- The EPPP exam must be completed one month before your status as a provisional psychologist expires.
- Official scores are released to CAP once per week. Each applicant will receive a letter from CAP advising them of their score.
- The passing score for the EPPP is a scale score of 500/800 (70%).
- Those who do not pass the exam must begin the process again by submitting a new Administrative Application for the EPPP and fee to CAP. Please submit your administrative application after receiving your letter from CAP. Do not request a re-take through the ASPPB.
- Applicants may take the EPPP no more than four times in any 12-month period.
- Please read the EPPP Candidate Handbook on the ASPPB website.
Requests for accommodations must be made in the application form. Requests for accommodations cannot be facilitated after the EPPP application is approved. If accommodations are required after the EPPP application is approved, then a new application form must be submitted with a new payment. No exceptions will be made.
EPPP Score Transfers
The ASPPB Score Transfer Service maintains a permanent record of EPPP scores and, at a candidate's request, the service will report the candidate's EPPP score to the licensing board of another state or province in which the candidate seeks licensure or certification. The EPPP score report will also include a review of ASPPB's Disciplinary Data System to determine if a disciplinary sanction imposed on the candidate's license has been reported by a psychology licensing board. To have the score of your previous EPPP pass sent to CAP, please complete the verification request via PSY|PRO at www.psypro.org. More information can be found on the ASPPB website at https://www.asppb.net/page/ScoreTransfer.