64B19-11.001. Examination  


Effective on Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • 1(1)(a) The first part of the examination shall be the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

    28(b) The minimum passing score on EPPP is the cut-off score provided by the national examination provider established according to a standard setting and statistical equating methods. Statistical equating is used to adjust for the level of difficulty of the different examination administrations. After the statistical equating, candidates’ raw scores are converted to a scaled score with a maximum possible score of 800. The minimum passing score shall be a scaled score of 500.

    102(c) The minimum passing score on EPPP shall be 70% correct of the items scored on the examination prior to the October 2000 examination. The minimum passing score on EPPP for the October 2000 examination and thereafter shall be the ASPPB recommended cut-off score.

    146(2)(a) The second part of the licensure examination is an examination consisting of forty (40) objective questions which test knowledge of Florida Statutes and rules relevant to the practice of psychology in this State. The content of the examination is as follows:

    188SUBJECT

    189NO. OF QUESTIONS

    1921. Chapter 490, F.S.

    196(Psychological Services Act)

    1999

    2002. Section 20290.503, F.S.

    204(Psychotherapist-patient privilege)

    2061

    2073. Chapter 394, Part I, F.S.

    213(Florida Mental Health Act)

    2177

    2184. Chapter 415, F.S.

    222(Protection From Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation)

    2281

    2295. Chapter 64B19, F.A.C.

    233(Board of Psychology)

    23612

    2376. Chapter 456, F.S.

    241(Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions)

    2478

    2487. Chapter 39, F.S.

    252(Proceeding Relating to Children)

    2562

    257(b) A raw score of thirty-two (32) correct answers (80%) is necessary to pass the second part of the licensure examination.

    278(3) The Board will certify as exempt from the EPPP those applicants who have taken the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards’ examination in another state and obtained a score equal to or greater than the score required in paragraph (1)(b) or (c).

    322(4)(a) A candidate for licensure by examination who fails to pass one part of the examination shall only be required to retake and pass that part of the examination which was failed. The application for re-examination of the Florida laws and rules examination shall be made on the Re-Examination Application/Laws and Rules Exam form DH-MQA 1221 (revised 01/19), available from 382http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11141 384or at the Board office or at 391http://floridaspsychology.gov/applications/re-examination-app-laws-and-rules.pdf, 392and hereby adopted and incorporated by reference. The application for re-examination 403of the EPPP shall be made on the Re-Examination Application/National Exam form DH-MQA 1222 (revised 01/19), available from 421http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11142, 423or at the Board office or at 430http://floridaspsychology.gov/applications/re-examination-app-eppp.pdf, 431and 432hereby adopted and incorporated by reference. Upon notice from the Department’s Testing Services Unit of an applicant’s unsuccessful scores(s), the Board Office will send the appropriate re-examination form(s) to the affected applicant.

    464(b) A passing score on the Florida laws and rules examination shall cease to be valid twenty-four (24) months after the Board’s letter to the applicant advising that the applicant has passed the Florida laws and rules examination.

    502Rulemaking Authority 504456.013(1), 505456.017(1)(b), 506(c), 507490.004(4) FS. 509Law Implemented 511456.017(1)(b), 512(c), (6), 514456.0635(2), 515490.005 FS. 517History–New 4-4-82, Amended 7-11-84, Formerly 21U-11.03, Amended 2-19-86, 12-30-86, 3-10-87, 11-21-88, 3-5-90, 1-16-92, Formerly 21U-11.003, Amended 6-14-94, Formerly 61F13-11.003, Amended 1-7-96, 6-26-97, Formerly 59AA-11.001, Amended 2-21-99, 5-1-00, 1-10-01, 8-5-01, 4-26-04, 5-10-05, 2-24-10, 6-7-12, 12-25-12, 10-28-13, 11-4-13, 6-10-14, 12-3-15, 10-8-19.