The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)

The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is one of two written examinations that candidates are required to pass in order to obtain a certificate of registration authorizing autonomous practice in Ontario. It is a standardized multiple choice examination first used in 1964 and now required by almost every psychology regulatory body in Canada and the United States.

The EPPP is delivered through computer-based administration. The examination is constructed in accordance with a job content analysis of the knowledge base that is required for the independent practice of the profession.

Further details of the examination’s content and validation can be found in the “EPPP Candidate Handbook” available for free download at the website of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)

Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination (JEE)

The Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination (JEE) is one of two written examinations that candidates are required to pass in order to obtain a certificate of registration authorizing autonomous practice. It is a 60-item multiple choice examination that focuses on legislation, regulations, standards, guidelines, and codes of ethics, applicable to the practice of psychology in Ontario. The College administers the JEE on two occasions a year – each Spring and each Fall.

The College recommends that candidates review the preparatory information outlined in the document entitled Preparing to take the Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination which may be found in the Resources section of the College’s website.

As well as the list of relevant Legislation and Standards: Legislation, Standards and Guidelines Relevant to Members

Additionally, detailed information about the JEE including (but not limited to) an Examination Blueprint of the content of the examination, pass point and scoring, number of attempts permitted, and examination accommodations is outlined in the Examinations section of the Registration Guidelines: Supervised Practice:

September 2, 2020 JEE Update

Dear Candidate, 

Re: Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination – Moving to On-Line Administration 

I hope you and your families are well and remained healthy during this very difficult time.

This update applies to all eligible candidates including Supervised Practice members and Interim Autonomous Practice members who are preparing to take the Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination (JEE). Please disregard this update if you have already successfully completed the JEE.

Many of you have been waiting for an update about the College’s JEE which originally was scheduled to take place on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, it’s not possible for the College to offer the JEE as an in-person examination, as we have done in the past.   

The College appreciated that a significant delay in administration of the JEE would have a serious impact on many Supervised Practice members for whom this is the last remaining step before taking the Oral Examination. The College is very pleased to announce that arrangements have been made to move the JEE to an on-line proctored examination.  Eligible candidates will be able to take the JEE from their own computer under the supervision of an on-line proctor.

There are a number of logistical issues that must be taken into account in order to ensure the integrity of the JEE as we switch from the in-person, paper/pencil format to an on-line proctored examination.   As a result, we have had to postpone the September administration and are targeting an examination date in November.   The exact date will be determined shortly as we work with the on-line test provider.  

We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new on-line JEE and will notify you as soon as the examination date has been confirmed. All eligible candidates will receive registration information and instructions in the coming weeks.  Once again, I wish to assure those Supervised Practice members who were planning for the winter Oral Exams that the JEE will be available in time for you to proceed with these plans.  


Lesia Mackanyn
Director, Registration

The Supervision Resource Manual also includes some information on how candidates can prepare to take the JEE.

Frequently Asked Questions: Registration Examinations includes answers to frequently asked JEE questions.

Oral Examination

The Oral Examination, administered twice a year, usually in June and December, is the last step in becoming registered to practise autonomously. To be invited to attend this examination, a candidate must have passed the written examinations and fulfilled all other requirements, including the period of authorized supervised practice. In addition, the supervised member’s primary and alternate supervisors must indicate the candidate’s readiness for autonomous practice in all rating categories on the final work appraisal. 

Exam Dates

  • March 7, 2022
  • September 19, 2022

Oral Exam
  • Week of June 6, 2022