CPLEE Online Exam Prep Program

The TSM Program includes all the right tools to pass and completely tailored to your learning style.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do TSM members perform on the actual CPLEE?

Exceptionally well. A significant number of TSM Members pass on their first attempt.

How long has TSM been helping CPLEE candidates prepare for their exam?

Dr. Taylor and his colleagues at TSM have assisted countless candidates prepare for and pass the CPLEE over the last 16+ years. Now we look forward to being part of the most important CPLEE success story of all - yours!

How do I know your curriculum is CPLEE relevant and that the Method works?

Our content is the result of over 16+ years of research and development with contributions by over 40 professors and content experts, such as Dr. Steven Hinshaw, Chair, U.C. Berkeley's Department of Psychology and editor of Psychological Bulletin (the most quoted professional journal in the field of psychology). Dr. Hinshaw helped us ensure that TSM's curriculum is accurate and professional. All that said, we know our curriculum is relevant and our Method works because a significant amount of those who utilize TSM pass the CPLEE on their first attempt.

Why is TSM subscription based?

We were committed to making CPLEE preparation accessible to everyone. Subscription-based membership allows the ultimate in flexibility and affordability for our members without needing to pick and choose the particular components they think they may need. With TSM, you get all of us for as long as you need us, and you only pay for the time you use.

Why is TSM online?

More reasons than we can name in this short space, but here are a few:

  • Accessibility: You can study anytime and anyplace there is internet connection
  • Up-to-Date Curricula: We update and improve our curricula consistently so you always have the most up-to-date content from which to work
  • Customization: Test your knowledge and prepare your individual study plan to accommodate for your strengths and weaknesses
  • Instant Feedback: With an online format, we are able to provide you with immediate feedback on your quiz questions
  • Learning Theories: It is the only format that allowed Dr. Taylor to incorporate a myriad of learning and memory techniques into one program
  • Organization: It allowed us to chunk and cluster and organize the material into very small manageable pieces and to present them that way to our members. This chunking-clustering format helps to reduce distraction, making what would otherwise feel like an overwhelming task a very manageable and simple process.

How long is the average subscription?

The CPLEE is 16 1-1.5 hour study sessions. Most people finish the entire program within a month– some in a week or two. Because everyone's schedule is unique, having a month-to-month subscription allows you to customize your study time.

Will I get to see the results of my Initial Assessment Exam?

A Customer Care representative will contact you to discuss your IAE scores by domain and help you plot a course of study.

Are the answers and rationales available for me to see on the Initial Assessment Exam?

Unlike all other TSM exams that you will be presented with during your membership, the Initial Assessment Exam is not a study tool, but rather a way for us to establish your baseline score and to customize your study sessions. Therefore, you will not be provided answers or rationales on this exam.

Are there any books or study materials that you will be sending me?

No. Everything you need to study and prepare for the EPPP is available online through your subscription.

Do you offer workshops?

No. All you need has been organized and distilled down into the 16, 1-1.5 hour study sessions, which make up the heart of the Taylor Study Method.

Do I have to study in a certain order or can I pick and choose my own course as I go along?

You certainly have every right to study how you choose, but we highly recommend studying the domains and study sessions in the order they are presented, according to your level of content mastery that was identified through your Initial Assessment Exam. This is what makes the Method customized.


For Frequently Asked Questions regarding the CPLEE exam itself, please visit the California Board of Psychology's website.

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