Florida Department of Health Psychology Laws & Rules Examination
Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI).
The Department of Health has transitioned the state Laws and Rules Exam from Prometric, Inc. to a new exam provider, Professional Testing Services, Inc. Professional Testing Service will deliver the exam through a new exam vendor, PearsonVUE.
This page will help you schedule an appointment to take the State of Florida Department of Health Psychology Laws and Rules Examination.
Scheduling for a computer based exam
Before scheduling your exam, you must apply to the Board of Psychology, receive your notice of eligibility and your authorization-to-test email. For more information, visit the Florida Board of Psychology online resource.
To schedule, reschedule or cancel an exam by phone, please contact a customer service agent.
To schedule online, create a Pearson VUE web account. Account activation may require up to 24 hours. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your 20-character candidate ID number from the authorization-to-test email sent to you upon completion of the application process.
After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam
Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to FAQ, as well as practice taking a general exam using the computer.
To schedule, reschedule or cancel an exam:
Under Florida law, if you failed your licensure examination by less than ten (10) percent of the grade required for passing, you can contest the examination. To do this, you must request a hearing by choosing one of the options set forth below and filing your petition with the Agency Clerk. The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days from the date the Department has posted examination grades, or if you plan to review, or have reviewed your examination, within twenty-one (21) days of the date of your review of the examination. Your petition must be received by the Agency Clerk within the above-stated twenty one (21) day period at the following address:
AGENCY CLERK Florida Department of Health Office of the General Counsel 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN A02 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1703
Administrative Hearing Option A – If you are not disputing the examination’s grading, scoring, validity as a testing tool, or methodology, you may request a Hearing Not Involving Disputed Issues of Material Fact. This hearing will be before the Board that regulates your specific profession or the Department of Health if there is no Board for that profession. Although the Board’s greatest authority is limited to ordering a free re-take of the examination, or a section of the examination, you will be given an opportunity to appear at a scheduled Board hearing and present your case to the Board. Your petition must be in substantial compliance with Rule 28-106.301, Florida Administrative Code. If you elect this option, you will not be able to dispute anything relating to the exam itself, and the Department will not re-grade your exam. You will only be allowed to explain how mitigating factors such as external conditions, loud noises, or temperature affected your ability to take the exam. OR Administrative Hearing Option B – If you dispute anything related to the examination’s grading, scoring, validity as a testing tool, or methodology, you may request a Hearing Involving Disputed Issues of Material Fact. This hearing will be before an Administrative Law Judge. Your petition will be forwarded to the Division of Administrative Hearings and your petition must state all disputed facts pertaining to the exam questions and/or procedures, and be in substantial compliance with Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code. Please be advised that the administrative hearing process is lengthy and it may take 6 to 12 months, or longer, before a final decision is made. The Department will be represented by an attorney and may offer the testimony of one or more expert witnesses. You are hereby notified, pursuant to Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, that mediation is not available to resolve these issues.
Note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.