Examination FAQs


Examination FAQs

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The testing vendor will not allow me to sit for the exam because the name they have for me does not match the one on my ID. What can I do about this?

Submit a written request to the board office to have your name changed, along with a copy of your driver’s license or other official documentation showing your correct name. Staff will make the needed changes and provide the corrected information to the testing vendor.

I have already been authorized to sit for the exam(s), but when I tried to schedule, the testing vendor would not let me. They said I’m not on the list. What happened and what can I do?

Depending on when you were authorized to sit, your authorization may have expired. Your authorization will have to be resubmitted. Please notify psychology board staff and request your authorization be resubmitted.

Am I allowed to review my Florida laws and rules exam to see which Questions I got wrong?

Please review PearsonVue’s candidate bulletin for current information regarding post-examination reviews.

Where is the Florida laws and rules exam administered?

Please visit Pearson VUE’s website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fl/doh/ and use “Find a Test Center” map feature to identify the testing site(s) nearest you.

How many times per year are the exams administered?

The exams are administered on a continual basis. You may select the date that is convenient for you.

I’ve already sat for the national (or state) exam. How do I get authorized for the other exam?

If you are required to sit for both exams you will be authorized for both at the same time.

Is there a study packet for the exams?

The Florida Laws and Rules study packet may be viewed online. National (EPPP) exam information is available at www.asppb.org.

What kinds of Questions will the exam(s) consist of?

Please see Chapter 64B19-11.001, F.A.C., for the subject matter contained on the Florida laws and rules exam. National (EPPP) exam information is available at www.asppb.org

Do I have to pay again if I fail an exam? If so, how much is it?

For the Florida laws and rules exam, please visit PearsonVue’s website for current information regarding fees. For the National (EPPP) exam, please refer to the EPPP handbook for current fees.

I have received the results of my exam and I failed. What do I do now?

Once we receive your official score report, we will send you a re-exam application with instructions.

Is it okay if I take the national (EPPP) first, or do I have to take the Florida laws and rules exam first?

The order in which you take your exams in is entirely at your discretion.

How long do I have to take the exams?

Once your application file is complete and you have been approved by the Board, you have 24 months from the date of your Board approval letter to complete all requirements for licensure, including the exam(s).

What is the deadline for scheduling my exams?

The Board does not have a set timeframe between when an applicant is authorized for exams and when they must schedule (i.e., you must schedule within sixty days of being authorized.) You may contact Prometric and PES to inquire as to whether they have scheduling deadlines.

When can I schedule the required exams?

You may schedule the exams after your application is administratively complete and it has been determined that you meet the requirements for licensure. Some applications require individual review by the Board. If this is the case this review must take place before you may schedule the exams.

Prometric says that I need an Eligibility ID to schedule my exam. What is this? Is it my Applicant ID number?

Your Eligibility ID number is your social security number without any dashes or spaces.

May I apply for examination prior to completion of my post-doctoral supervised experience?

Yes. This method of application is called the bifurcation method. It allows an individual who complies with Florida’s education requirements to apply for examination prior to completing the experience requirement.

What is Florida’s passing score on the national exam?

70% on the examination prior to October 2000. For October 2000 and exams thereafter, the ASPPB recommends the cut-off score. The current ASPPB recommended cut-off score is a scaled score of 500.

I am ready to sit for the exams. What do I need to do next?

You can sit for the exams after you complete the following:

  • Submit a complete application for board review
  • Board approval of your application
  • Once the board approves your application your name will be submitted to the exam vendors and the vendors will provide information on how to schedule the exams.

What is Florida’s passing score on the national exam?

70% on the examination prior to October 2000. For October 2000 and exams thereafter, the ASPPB recommends the cut-off score. The current ASPPB recommended cut-off score is a scaled score of 500.

May I apply for examination prior to completion of my post-doctoral supervised experience?

Yes. This method of application is called the bifurcation method. It allows an individual who complies with Florida’s education requirements to apply for examination prior to completing the experience requirement.

From the time that I sit for my exam, how long will it be before I get my results?

PearsonVue will provide candidates with a “preliminary” grade report for the Florida laws and rules exam immediately following completion of the examination. The National (EPPP) exam vendor will also provide candidates with an “unofficial” score at the test center. Official scores are transmitted to the Board Office on the schedule established by each exam vendor. Upon receipt, the Board’s licensure specialists will review and provide each applicant with formal correspondence regarding next steps based on the exam results. Please note the Board Office is not permitted to release numerical scores or score reports to applicants or any other entity.