Psychologist Exam Information

Complete the following required examination components:

  1. Board Determines Eligibility to sit for the Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology
  2. State Written Exam on the Elements of Practice Essential to the Public Health, Safety or Welfare

Eligibility to sit for the EPPP

The Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) may be taken after completion of doctoral degree and prior to the completion of supervised experience.

Note: if an applicant has already written the EPPP at time of application, he or she needs to request the ASPPB to forward an official copy of his/her score to the Psychology Examining Board. An applicant who fails to achieve a passing grade may be reexamined 3 times at no less than three-month intervals. If the applicant fails to achieve a passing grade on the third reexamination, the applicant may not be admitted to any further examination until the applicant reapplies to the board and presents evidence of further professional training or education.  


State Psychology Examination

The state written examination on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare is a computer-based test on the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code relating to the practice of Psychology. 

Applicants for a Psychologist license must receive a score of 80% to pass. Applicants for a Private Practice School Psychologist license must receive a score of 75% to pass.


Content

The exam content is drawn from applicable state statutes and administrative code chapters specific to the profession. The purpose of the exam is to familiarize yourself with locating the statutes and administrative code that regulate the practice of the profession. State of Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code for the profession can be found under the Additional Resources section on this page.

The test questions are drawn from the following Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code:

  • PSY 1 - 10.53%
  • PSY 2 – 1.32%
  • PSY 4 – 18.42%
  • PSY 5 – 68.32%
  • Statute Chapter 51 – 1.32%

Instructions

  1. You cannot access the entire exam using a Mac computer.
  2. You must use Internet Explorer as your browser.
  3. Go to https://eptol.drl.wi.gov/.
  4. Select "Test Launching."
  5. If you are unable to access the exam, try again later or refresh your Internet Explorer browser.
  6. The exam is not timed. You may exit and return to the test any time over the next 3 months. Exit by clicking the “X” at the top right hand corner of any screen.
  7. Do not click “Done” until you are ready to submit the exam. If you accidentally click done before you are ready to submit your exam, just go back in and start again. Your first score will be deleted.
  8. Print out a copy of your score report and retain it for your own records.

If you are using a newer version of Internet Explorer and receive an error message, please follow the steps below to make your browser compatible with our testing software:

  1. Select "Tools" in the menu bar.
  2. Select ‘Compatibility View Settings.’
  3. Press the ‘Add’ button in the gray window that appears.
  4. Close the gray window and refresh your exam page.

Questions

Additional technical or exam content-related questions can be directed to: DSPSCredentialingCSC@wisconsin.gov

Note for Private Practice School Psychologists only: Candidates need to check with the Department of Public Instruction for PRAXIS II Subject Matter Specialty test dates and locations.


Testing Accommodations Forms

FormDescription
1907Disability Modification Request Form for Examinations
2349Requests for Modification of Examinations for Persons With Disabilities
2350Professional Verification of Request for Modifications​