The State of Alaska has recently been made aware that an unauthorized third party placed malware on Pearson's Credential Manager (PCM) System, the platform that supports registration for Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) candidates. Pearson believes data fields that may have been compromised are limited to names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, user IDs, companies, and in some cases dates of birth. For EPPP candidates, social security numbers and credit card numbers are not collected in the PCM system, so that information is not available / compromised.
Information can be found in the FAQs on Pearson’s website: http://www.pearsonvue.com/faqs/PCM_faqs.asp
A toll-free number for exam candidates—(855) 270-9182 or 1-512-201-2203 for international users—has been established and is the best source for the most up to date information, and for assistance with any concerns or questions a candidate may have. The State of Alaska does not have any additional information about this situation at this time.
Applicants applying for examination must pass both the computerized National Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and the written State Law and Ethics Examination. The State examination is administered separately from the computerized EPPP examination.
In Alaska, the EPPP is administered via computer in Anchorage; however, applicants may sit at any Prometric Test Center within the United States, U.S. Territories, or Canada. Upon application approval by the Board, applicants will receive further instructions regarding administration and scheduling of the national examination. The computerized examination allows applicants greater flexibility in examination scheduling (up to four times per year).
The State Law and Ethics Examination is offered four times per year in Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage. It is not computerized and is administered separately from the national examination. Upon application approval by the Board applicants can contact Division staff to receive a study packet for the State Law and Ethics Examination. Please inform staff where you would like to sit for the State Law and Ethics Examination and on which scheduled date.