SB 1575 (Chapter 799, Statutes of 2012) was signed by the Governor on September 29, 2012. This bill changes the effective date of the Board's upcoming restructure of its examination process from January 1, 2013, to January 1, 2014. Further information can be found on the 2012 Approved Legislation.
Test Vendor Information
Psychological Services, LLC (PSI) schedules and administers the Board of Behavioral Sciences licensing examinations. Once the Board determines that you are eligible to sit for an examination, you will receive a candidate handbook from PSI within two weeks. The handbook will contain the necessary information that you will need to schedule your appointment as well as the procedures for scheduling.
If you are a FIRST TIME APPLICANT your examination eligibility expires one year from the date of original eligibility. If you are a RE-EXAMINATION APPLICANT your eligibility expires one year from the date of your last exam. Your eligibility information can be verified by contacting the Board.
When scheduling you will need to provide PSI with your name, social security number, and file number. If you are currently eligible and have not received a candidate handbook within two weeks of your initial eligibility date, are unsure of your file number, or if you have problems or difficulties when scheduling or taking an exam, please contact the Board at (916) 574-7830.
PSI OUT-OF-STATE TESTING SITES
PSI administers the board's licensure examinations for Licensed Educational Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist in the following out-of-state testing site locations:
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
- Houston, Texas
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Portland, Oregon
- Southfield, Michigan
- West Des Moines, Iowa
If you have any comments or concerns regarding PSI, please e-mail the Board at BBSWebmaster@dca.ca.gov.
To schedule with PSI call (877) 392-6422 or access their on-line registration system at www.candidate.psiexams.com.
Please continue to monitor the Board's website for more information as to how to schedule examinations with PSI. To receive an e-mail notice when updates are made to our website Sign Up To Receive Email Advisories and follow the instructions.
If you experience problems or difficulties when scheduling or taking an exam, please contact the Board at (916) 574-7830.
Additional examination information can be found in the Examination Questions and Answers.