RULE §463.14 Written Examinations


Published: 2015

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(a) Jurisprudence Examination. All applicants for licensure by the Board are required to pass the Jurisprudence Examination prior to licensure. (b) Examination in School Psychology. Applicants for licensure as a specialist in school psychology must take the National School Psychology Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service and obtain at least the current cut-off score for the National Certified School Psychologist before applying for the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. (c) Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology. All applicants for licensure as a psychological associate, provisional licensure as a psychologist, or licensure as a psychologist are required to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) prior to the Board granting licenses. (d) Applicants Having Taken the Professional Examination. An applicant for licensure who has taken the EPPP in another jurisdiction will not be required to retake the exam provided that:   (1) the applicant's score satisfied the Board's current minimum acceptable score for licensure; and   (2) the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has remained professionally involved in psychology; i.e., at least half-time professional employment and/or academic enrollment in a regionally accredited educational institution. (e) Doctoral Applicants Taking Exam at Master's Level. An applicant for provisional licensure as a psychologist who has taken the EPPP at the master's level will not be required to retake the exam provided that:   (1) the applicant's score satisfied the Board's current minimum acceptable score for doctoral level applicants; and   (2) the applicant can demonstrate that he or she has remained academically and/or professionally involved in psychology. (f) Cutoff Scores. The minimum acceptable score for the EPPP is seventy percent (70%) of questions scored for psychologist licensure applicants and fifty-five percent (55%) of questions scored for psychological associate licensure applicants on the pencil and paper version of the test. For computer-delivered EPPP examinations, the cutoff scaled scores are 500 and 350 respectively. Applicants for licensure as a psychological associate must receive a minimum score of eighty percent (80%) of questions scored on the Board's Jurisprudence Examination. All other applications for licensure must receive a minimum score of ninety percent (90%) of questions scored on the Board's Jurisprudence Examination. The exam score of applicants for licensure who have already taken the EPPP must satisfy the requirements of the Board as of the date of application to the Board.

Source Note: The provisions of this §463.14 adopted to be effective October 3, 1999, 24 TexReg 8169; amended to be effective December 18, 2000, 25 TexReg 12392; amended to be effective July 8, 2001, 26 TexReg 5005; amended to be effective February 21, 2002, 27 TexReg 1169; amended to be effective September 12, 2002, 27 TexReg 8478; amended to be effective August 19, 2004, 29 TexReg 7989; amended to be effective June 5, 2008, 33 TexReg 4321