CPLEE Exam Day

Preparing for Exam Day

Before the day of your CPLEE exams arrives, you should make sure you have thoroughly read through the candidate information bulletin published by the California Board of Psychology. It can be downloaded at http://www.psychology.ca.gov/applicants/exams/cplee.pdf and includes the following topics:

In addition to reading through the above bulletin, you should also do the following well before the actual date for your CPLEE exam:

When You Arrive

You are required to arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes prior to your start-time in order to complete the preliminary paperwork and verification. We recommend you give yourself an extra hour in case there are traffic problems or you have trouble locating the testing center. When you arrive at the testing center, make sure that you keep any prohibited items in your car, including any watches, cellphones, electronic devices, writing utensils, backpacks, food, beverages or hats.

Upon arrival at the CPLEE testing center, you will be required to provide one of the following forms of identification:

In addition to providing identity verification, you will also be asked to provide a thumb print as part of the check-in process.

When the test begins you will be given 2.5 hours to answer 100 multiple-choice questions. Before the timer starts, the computer will take you through an introductory tutorial of up to 15 minutes. This tutorial gives you the chance to practice with some sample questions so you get the feel of using the keys and the process of answering questions and reviewing your answers. Be relaxed during this tutorial—it does not count as part of your examination time.

When the exam is over, you will be provided with your score in a printed report.