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RULE §463.14Written Examinations
Historical Texas Register

(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 Previously Taken the EPPP. An applicant for licensure who has taken the EPPP either in the past or in another jurisdiction will not be required to retake the exam provided that:

  (1) the applicant's score satisfies 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) Cutoff Scores for the EPPP. The minimum acceptable score for the EPPP is seventy percent (70%) of questions scored on the pencil and paper version of the test. For computer-delivered EPPP examinations, the cutoff scaled scores is 500.

(f) Cutoff Scores for the Jurisprudence Examination. The minimum acceptable score for the jurisprudence examination for all licensure applicants is ninety percent (90%).

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; amended to be effective December 18, 2017, 42 TexReg 7160

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