Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists
Psychopharmacology educational programs and their graduates also benefit by administration of the PEP. The College plans to provide psychopharmacology educational programs with aggregated comparative data about graduates’ performance while maintaining the confidentiality of individual examinees. Practitioners who are contemplating psychopharmacology training will also find this data of assistance in evaluating available programs.
Related PEP Reading
PEP's Relationship to Prescribing Authority
It is only by the actions of state and provincial legislatures that authority to prescribe psychotropic medications may be conferred.
PEP Performance by Postdoctoral Psychopharmacology Training Programs 2000-2014
This report includes the performance of candidates who have completed postdoctoral psychopharmacology training programs and have taken the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists, An Examination for Practitioners (PEP).
Development of the APA College National Examination in Psychopharmacology
Because the College was developing an exam that it believes will eventually be used in state licensure, it was necessary to adhere to procedures that are widely considered protective against legal challenges involving validity and fairness.
The PEP — Advancing Prescriptive Authority
by Patricia M. Bricklin, PhD
Presentation at the Second International Congress on Licensure, Certification, and Credentialing of Psychologists — July, 2000
The Development of a Credentialing Program in Psychopharmacology
The PEP — Advancing Prescriptive Authority (PDF, 99.49 KB)