In grad school, each step forward was fairly well-defined. In contrast, studying for the EPPP was an unknown. Thankfully, many of the same skills that helped lead to success in graduate school can be used to aid in EPPP preparation, leading to licensure as a psychologist. For any remaining gaps, support is available. Below are six preparation tips to help you get organized and get licensed. Best of luck!
You completed internship, found a post-doc or job, graduated, and passed the dreaded EPPP.
Congratulations! You can now do what you have spent the past four to seven years preparing for: apply for a license as an independent psychologist. While, yes, this is another step in a long process and it will take away some time and cost you some of that hard earned money, applying for licensure is easy if you are prepared and know what to expect.
You did it! You’ve graduated with your doctorate in psychology and are only a few steps away from fulfilling your dream of becoming a licensed psychologist! Although the licensure process consists of several steps, preparing for and passing the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) is definitely the biggest hurdle in becoming licensed.