Examination

To complete the formal application, the applicant must also:

Requirements & Exam Registration
  1. Present evidence of a passing score on the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP).

(a)  A passing score is any score which falls at or above one-half standard deviation below the mean score obtained on that test administration by doctoral level psychologists taking the test for the first time or;

(b)  The South Carolina Board's passing scaled score for the computerized examination is 500.  This scaled score of 500 is equivalent to the criterion-referenced passing score of 140 (70%) which was applied to the anchor form of the examination and was adopted by the ASPPB as a recommended passing score for independent practice as a psychologist.

If the EPPP was taken in South Carolina, scores will automatically be reported to the Board.  If the EPPP was taken in another state, scores must be officially reported through the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) at the following address/telephone number:

ASPPB

PO Box 3079

Peachtree City, GA  30269

(678) 216-1175

E-mail:  asppb@asppb.org

Fee Information

EPPP Application Fee: $600

Test Site Appointment Fee: $87.50

Test Site Rescheduling Fee:

  • Rescheduling/Cancellation 31 calendar days or more before scheduled appointment: $0
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation less than 31 days but more than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment: $87.50
  • No-show, or Rescheduling/Cancellation within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment: $687.50 (Forfeiture of all fees, including EPPP fee)

https://www.asppb.net/

Study Materials

Please visit ASPPBs website for information on exam materials:

https://www.asppb.net/ and the EPPP Candidate Handbook

https://www.asppb.net/page/CandHandbook

FAQ

Q: When can an applicant take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)?

The computer-based administration of the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is given in five locations in South Carolina: Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and two sites in Columbia. South Carolina applicants may take the examination two times in any 12 month period with a 60 day waiting period required between administrations. Applicants have to be approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology before applying to take the EPPP.

Please see the EPPP Candidate Handbook for specific questions about the exam: https://www.asppb.net/page/CandHandbook

Additional Sections

If the EPPP was taken in South Carolina, scores will automatically be reported to the Board.  If the EPPP was taken in another state, scores must be officially reported through the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) at the following address/telephone number:

ASPPB

PO Box 3079

Peachtree City, GA  30269

(678) 216-1175

E-mail:  asppb@asppb.org