Examinations & Orientation Workshop
After you are notified that your documentation is in order you will be invited to register for the appropriate series of examinations.
All applicants (with the exception of Temporary Visitor applicants) will be expected to take one or more examinations. The College uses three different examinations: The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), The Written Jurisprudence Examination (WJE) and The Oral Examination. Applicants for Registered Psychologist registration may sit for the EPPP and the WJE in the order they wish. They can only proceed to the Oral Exam if they have been successful at both the EPPP and the WJE.
To sign up for an exam, please complete the appropriate request form and submit the relevant fee. Please note that we must receive your request and administration fee for the EPPP before we will provide verification of your eligibility to Pearson VUE.
Note that the College does not provide examination preparation materials beyond this website. However, we have made available a document entitled Summary of Legislation affecting registrants in BC which is a brief review of some important legislation. Review of this document is useful for applicants. The complete text of the legislation is found at bclaws.ca.
The Written Jurisprudence Examination assesses an applicant’s understanding and knowledge of (a) professional conduct and ethical principles and (b) legislative provisions relevant to the practice of psychology in British Columbia. Click here for more information.
The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology consists of objective multiple-choice questions covering knowledge essential to the professional practice of psychology. This standardized examination is constructed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) with the assistance of Pearson VUE. Applicants may write the examination up to three times within any application period.
After an applicant completes the exam, ASPPB will send an official score report directly to the College. The College must receive the official report of a passing score of 500 or higher in order for an applicant to proceed to the Oral Examination. As such, we urge all applicants to be mindful of deadlines for the rounds of Oral Examinations and to plan their study accordingly.
For more information about the examination, please visit the ASPPB website and the Certemy website which includes “how to” videos and guides to help applicants complete the exam registration and scheduling process: certemy.com/asppbcandidates
Please also see Pearson VUE’s website for COVID-19 related testing information: https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update
The Oral Examination assesses the knowledge, readiness, and competence of the applicant to practice generally, and in particular, in the area of practice declared by the applicant. Click here for more information.
- February 20 – March 10, 2023 (online)
- Deadline for sign up: January 23, 2023 (we must receive both the fee and form by the deadline)
May 29 – June 9, 2023 (online)
- Deadline for sign up: May 1, 2023 (we must receive both the fee and form by the deadline)
***Please note that the exact examination dates are dependent on examiner availability and are not set until approximately one week after the deadline for exam sign up has passed. Applicants will be notified of their scheduled date and time via email***
The College holds orientation workshops regarding the application process and regulatory issues. Applicants for Registered Psychologist registration are welcome to sign up for the orientation workshop at any time, but must complete the workshop prior to taking the oral examination.
- January 30, 2023 (1 – 3p online)
- Deadline for sign-up: January 23, 2023
May 8, 2023 (1 – 3p online)
- Deadline for sign-up: May 1, 2023
Examination Accommodations – The College considers and evaluates any request for examination accommodations in accordance with its obligations as an “occupational association” under section 14 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code. If you believe you may require an accommodation, please contact the College for more information about what supporting documents or information you will need to provide. Requests for accommodation must be submitted, in writing, with supporting documentation, at least 60 days before the date of the examination administration.