Psychologist Examiners: Examination Requirements

16.22.7.8 NMAC, DEMONSTRATION OF COMPETENCE

A. Examinations.
   (1) To qualify for licensure, an applicant must demonstrate professional competence by taking and passing the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), promulgated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The passing score on the EPPP taken before January 1,1993 is 140 (seventy percent) or taken after January 1, 1993 is the score equal to or greater than the passing score
recommended by ASPPB.
   (2) All persons applying for licensure shall take and pass an online jurisprudence examination on ethical standards, New Mexico laws, and board regulations as they apply to psychologists and their clients or patients.  The passing score will be determined by the board.
   (3) If the score of either the EPPP or jurisprudence examination meets the requirements for licensure as a
psychologist but the other score does not, the examination passed will not have to be retaken.
   (4) Re-examination. An applicant may retake the EPPP or jurisprudence examination and pay the appropriate
examination fee as required by the board. Such fee is nonrefundable and due at the time of the request.

B. An applicant shall furnish evidence to the board that demonstrates an awareness and knowledge of New
Mexico cultures.

Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)

– Applicants who have not taken the EPPP must first apply for licensure with the New Mexico State Board of Psychologist Examiners.  The Board Office will facilitate your approval with ASPPB after the Application Review Committee determines that your application is complete and you meet the minimum requirements.
You will receive an e-mail from ASPPB after the Board has submitted your approval.
– Applicants who need to re-take the EPPP must submit a written request to the Board Office.  The Board Office will facilitate your approval with ASPPB to re-take the examination.  You will receive an e-mail from ASPPB after the Board has submitted your approval.
– Applicants who have taken and passed the EPPP should contact ASPPB to request to have your official EPPP score sent to the Board Office. For specific information regarding the EPPP, you may contact ASPPB directly at:  https://www.asppb.net/ or (678)
216-1175.

New Mexico Jurisprudence Examination

After applicants submit their application, and after the Application Review Committee determines that the
application is complete and the minimum requirements have been met, the Board Office will send the
Jurisprudence Examination to the applicant, which the applicant will complete and return with the
Jurisprudence Examination Fee of $75.00.  The Jurisprudence Examination is an open-book test based on
the Board’s rules and statutes that can be accessed at:
Psychologist Examiners: Rules and Laws.

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