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:
The Supervision Resource Manual for Registration, Third Edition, 2022 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.
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.
- March 6, 2023
- September 18, 2023
- Week of December 5, 2022