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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

The Board of Psychologist and
Psychological Associate Examiners

Examinations

Alert - Pearson Data Breach

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.

State Law and Ethics Examinations Schedule

  • January 20, 2017
    Anchorage/Fairbanks/Juneau (as needed)
    Application Deadline: January 6, 2017
  • March 10, 2017
    Anchorage/Fairbanks/Juneau (as needed)
    Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
  • July 21, 2017
    Anchorage/Fairbanks/Juneau (as needed)
    Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
  • November 3, 2017, 8:30am
    550 W 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
    Anchorage, AK
    Registration Deadline: October 27, 2017