What is the CPLEE?



The California Psychology Laws and Ethics Examination (CPLEE) is developed and maintained by the California Office of Professional Examinations Services (OPES) of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Applicants can take the CPLEE once they have finished a qualifying doctorate degree, completed all 3,000 hours of qualifying supervised professional experience and have passed the EPPP. Those applicants that meet one of the requirements listed in Section 1388.6 of the CCR will also qualify to take the CPLEE. More information on the CPLEE can be found on the board's web site www.psychology.ca.gov.

The CPLEE is administered at Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI) testing sites throughout California and a few locations outside of California. If you are interested in finding out where test centers are in your area, please call or email TSM today at
1-877-510-5445 or contactus@taylorstudymethod.com.

The CPLEE is a computer administered examination that consists of a total of 100 multiple-choice questions in laws and ethics. Each form of the CPLEE will consist of 75 scored and 25 non-scored questions. Candidates will have 2.5 hours to complete the examination. The passing score is determined for each form of the examination by the California Office of Professional Examinations Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

The CPLEE examination covers, in depth, nine different content areas that a licensed psychologist in California is expected to be adept:

  1. Confidentiality and Privilege (14%)
  2. Psychotherapeutic Relationships (15%)
  3. Interpersonal Relationships (14%)
  4. Intervention, Evaluation and Assessments (14%)
  5. Records (11%)
  6. Administrative Issues (5%)
  7. Professional Issues (15%)
  8. Scientific Research and Publication (4%)
  9. Teaching, Training and Supervision (8%)

For more information about these topic issues, and to see a breakdown of how the content is weighted on the exam, visit our CPLEE Exam Content page.