Salt River Below Dam
Testing Accommodations




To become licensed as a psychologist in Arizona, qualifying individuals must pass the Exam for Professional Practice in Psychology, otherwise referred to as the EPPP (pronounced Eē-Triple-Pē). To take the EPPP, an individual must be authorized to do so by a licensing jurisdiction (U.S. state or territory, or a Canadian province psychologist licensing board). In Arizona, the authorizing board is the Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board).

  • Please see the EPPP page of the Board's website for more information and resources regarding the EPPP.
  • For information about applying for approval to sit for the EPPP, please visit the Psychologist Applications page of the Board's website. 

It is very important that all applicants have an equal opportunity to pass this high-stakes exam. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that individuals with disabilities are able to take exams like the EPPP in a manner accessible to them so they are able to demonstrate their true aptitude (see ADA Requirements for Testing Accommodations).  

If you have one or more documented disabilities, you may request testing accommodations to equalize your opportunity to pass the EPPP.  ASPPB calls them "Special Accommodations" (see ASPPB's EPPP Candidate Handbook).  Some disabilities may not have been diagnosed until adulthood, such as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, a learning disability, etc.  If you think you may have an undiagnosed disability affecting your ability to test at your best, please consult an appropriate specialist for diagnosis.  


    How to Request Approval from the Board for Testing Accommodations

    To request testing accommodations approval from the Arizona Board, the following are needed: 

    1. A written email or letter from you to the Board, requesting the accommodations. Most applicants send the request in the format of a letter that is attached to an email.  Include in your narrative: 
      • The name of your treating provider. Your provider must be licensed in the state where you are receiving treatment.
      • ADA diagnosis that is related to the need for accommodations. Any other issues unrelated to the need for accommodations should not be included. 
      • How the condition(s) impact your ability to test.
      • The accommodations you are requesting to provide equal opportunity on the exam.
      • Your name, signature and the date of signing. 
    2. Your treating provider must also send a letter directly to the Board (email to [email protected] is preferred), that includes: 
      • The provider's letterhead with practice contact information.
      • The provider's specialty or practice area, license number and name of the issuing Board. 
      • How long the provider has been treating you. 
      • The related diagnosis or diagnoses.
      • The accommodations the provider recommends and how they will allow you equal opportunity on the exam. The accommodations the provider recommends should match the accommodations you request in your letter.  
      • Your provider MUST send the letter directly to the Board, preferably by email to [email protected]. Applicants CANNOT submit the provider's letter to the Board.  

    If the request for accommodations is being submitted with an application or reapplication, both letters will be added to the application file to be reviewed by the Application Review Committee in the regular course of the application process. 

    If the request for accommodations is being submitted separately after the Board has already approved the applicant to sit for the EPPP, both letters will be placed on the Board's agenda for substantive review. 


    A letter regarding the Board's decision will be emailed to the applicant/requestor approximately three business days following the Board meeting, not including the Board meeting date. 


    How to Request Accommodations in ASPPB's Certemy Online Scheduling System

    • Accommodation requests must be reviewed and approved by the Board. A request for accommodations may be included with your application to take the EPPP, your reapplication, or may be requested after the Board has already approved your application to sit for the exam. Please see the section, "How to Request Approval from the Board for Testing Accommodations", above, for details. 
    • Per ASPPB's exam team, "If you wish to test with accommodations, you must say YES in Certemy in step one of the registration process when asked if you wish to test with accommodations. Your registration [in Certemy] will be pending until the Board adds the approved accommodations in Certemy. After the accommodations are added, you will receive an additional email signaling that the accommodations are in place and at that point, you can proceed with the remaining registration steps, including paying the exam fee." 
    • After you have said YES in Certemy, please email Arizona Board staff that you have done so.  Certemy logs your answer, but it does not notify the Arizona Board outside of Certemy, so we rely on you to let us know your request is ready for the Board's authorization. 
    • If you already have the Arizona Board's approval to sit for the exam, DO NOT pay the for the exam and select an exam date in Certemy until your accommodations are authorized in Certemy by the Arizona Board.  Per ASPPB's EPPP Candidate Handbook (Handbook), "accommodations cannot be added to an exam after it is scheduled." See ASPPB's Handbook for more information.  According to ASPPB's website, exam fees are nonrefundable.  
    • Per the handbook, "please note that once ASPPB receives approval from the licensing authority, the final review by ASPPB and the creation of an implementation plan by Pearson could take up to 10-15 business days."
    • Pearson VUE Testing Centers partner with ASPPB in providing testing accommodations. Information regarding this may be found on Pearson VUE's website. This page also includes a downloadable list of comfort aids that do not need formal approval for testing accommodations.