S.C. Code Regs. 100-2 - Examinations

A. Written examination.
(1) The written examination shall be the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology. A passing score on this examination shall be any score which falls at or above one half standard deviation below the mean score obtained on that test administration by persons holding the doctoral degree in psychology taking the test for the first time or any score which was equal to or greater than the score which is seventy percent (70%) of the total number of test items on that test administration, whichever is to the benefit of the applicant.
B. Oral examination.
(1) A candidate is examined for knowledge of scope of practice, familiarity with professional ethics and familiarity with issues of jurisprudence by a member of the Board.
(2) Entrance to the oral examination is contingent upon prior approval of the Preliminary Application for Licensure and receipt of all Formal Application materials, including a passing score on the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology.
(3) An applicant for licensure must personally appear before the Board for the oral examination. In lieu of a full Board appearance, the Board may delegate the oral examination to an individual Board member for administration of the oral examination.
(4) An applicant who fails the oral examination must wait six months before the oral examination can be attempted again.


S.C. Code Regs. 100-2
Added by State Register Vol 2, eff May 30, 1978. Amended by State Register Volume 8, Issue No. 5, eff May 25, 1984; State Register Volume 15, Issue No. 6, eff June 28, 1991; State Register Volume 38, Issue No. 6, eff 6/27/2014.

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