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Maryland Jurisprudence Exam

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    Typically, the state licensure board will send you a booklet with all the applicable regulations (or they will be available online). Though I haven't gone through it in Maryland, I've taken a few other state jurisprudence exams, and they are basically the same- laws on make up of the board, requirements for licensure, protection of clents, and mandated reporting. Study for a few hours a day for a few days, and you should be able to get the passing score (75%). This should be more of a formality than a hurdle.
     
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      This thread is a couple of months old- but is the only one relevant one I can find. I received the booklet and am not sure I want to pay the $240 to view the online course. I got some responses back from people on LinkedIn and it seems that it is a "reasonable" exam whether you use online course or study the guide on your own. It just depends on your study needs. I haven't received information though on the format and can't find it anywhere which seems strange. I've called the board numerous times and neglected to ask this. If anyone has an answer, please respond
       

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        This thread is a couple of months old- but is the only one relevant one I can find. I received the booklet and am not sure I want to pay the $240 to view the online course. I got some responses back from people on LinkedIn and it seems that it is a "reasonable" exam whether you use online course or study the guide on your own. It just depends on your study needs. I haven't received information though on the format and can't find it anywhere which seems strange. I've called the board numerous times and neglected to ask this. If anyone has an answer, please respond

        I took it a few months ago. It was fine. It's open book, multiple choice, and 2 hours long. You need to use every minute of those 2 hours. The time flew by quickly and I felt a bit anxious, but I passed. You only need a 75 percent to pass. Some of the questions were quite challenging, but if you've reviewed the book and you know where to look for the answers you'll be fine.
         

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          This thread is a couple of months old- but is the only one relevant one I can find. I received the booklet and am not sure I want to pay the $240 to view the online course. I got some responses back from people on LinkedIn and it seems that it is a "reasonable" exam whether you use online course or study the guide on your own. It just depends on your study needs. I haven't received information though on the format and can't find it anywhere which seems strange. I've called the board numerous times and neglected to ask this. If anyone has an answer, please respond

          Also, i am not a great test taker by any means, but i absolutely would not pay for an online course. I honesty don't see how you could even really prepare for the exam any other way then just reading the book and making a nice outline for yourself.
           

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            You mentioned that the test was open book. I spoke with one person who had an open book test and said it was because they were licensed in another state. Did you already carry a license from a state other than Maryland?

            My other question is about the study book - the material is basic but the legal jargon can be confusing. I'm not sure what their test focuses on - are they asking more procedural questions or definitions - that sort of thing is what helps me to structure studying. Otherwise, I end up re-typing everything from the book. I've asked the Board admin who answer the main line and their wasn't much knowledge about the exam other than "I'm pretty sure it's multiple choice."
             

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              You mentioned that the test was open book. I spoke with one person who had an open book test and said it was because they were licensed in another state. Did you already carry a license from a state other than Maryland?

              My other question is about the study book - the material is basic but the legal jargon can be confusing. I'm not sure what their test focuses on - are they asking more procedural questions or definitions - that sort of thing is what helps me to structure studying. Otherwise, I end up re-typing everything from the book. I've asked the Board admin who answer the main line and their wasn't much knowledge about the exam other than "I'm pretty sure it's multiple choice."

              Nope. I am not licensed in another state, the test was still open book. Honestly, the test questions were challenging, but I still don't believe any course could have helped me prepare for the test. The test is multiple choice. Some of the questions are very simple, some of them are more complicated (i.e., you receive an anecdote and based on the ethics rules have to say how the situation could be resolved). Good luck!
               

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                Childdoconeday and Sanman, that is very helpful - I was surprised that I received solely a book of law and no other documents giving me the info - - in any case, I am taking the test next week and hope that results are instant and that this will be in the rear view. Thank you much for the heads up on this!
                 

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                  I am very thankful for the advice you all gave. I didn't need to invest another few hundred bucks for the online prep course (in addition to relocating costs), and I knew the basics about the format etc before hearing back from the Board - the Board delivered the book and answered my questions about 1 week before I took it. One unexpected surprise was that the first license is no cost, whereas in CA it is $400. Now I understand why the app and exam fee were exorbitant by comparison -- it all balanced out at the end. I look forward to receiving my license in the mail soon!
                   

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                    I took the exam yesterday and passed! It was not easy. Like Childdoconeday stated, you will need every minute of the 2 hours. I read through the book, highlighted obvious information, and took notes. With that, I still finished with about 17 minutes left to go back and check all my answers, which I was barely able to do. It is open book and multiple choice. The test questions and answers are not written in legalese like the book. They really should just make a study book that has the laws in laymen's language since that is how the test is written. I'm glad that one hurdle is over.
                     
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                      I took the exam yesterday and passed! It was not easy. Like Childdoconeday stated, you will need every minute of the 2 hours. I read through the book, highlighted obvious information, and took notes. With that, I still finished with about 17 minutes left to go back and check all my answers, which I was barely able to do. It is open book and multiple choice. The test questions and answers are not written in legalese like the book. They really should just make a study book that has the laws in laymen's language since that is how the test is written. I'm glad that one hurdle is over.
                      Congrats!! I plan on taking it next monrg. Any tips, anything that helped you to prepare. Sounds like reading the book is crucial. Did you prepare any other way???
                      TIA, Ms. Phipps
                       

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                        Congrats!! I plan on taking it next monrg. Any tips, anything that helped you to prepare. Sounds like reading the book is crucial. Did you prepare any other way???
                        TIA, Ms. Phipps

                        Someone who had recently taken it told me to focus on knowing the "obvious." So, I highlighted and took detailed notes on qualifications for psych associate and licensed psychologists; definitions, fines, penalties related to practicing without a license; process of board hearings related to complaints against psychologists; supervision expectations; duty to warn; reporting abuse in minors and abuse and neglect in adults; and how long you have to keep records. All these were mentioned on the test, but they had plenty of questions from other areas too. I do think focusing on the aforementioned areas helped me pass.
                         
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                          Someone who had recently taken it told me to focus on knowing the "obvious." So, I highlighted and took detailed notes on qualifications for psych associate and licensed psychologists; definitions, fines, penalties related to practicing without a license; process of board hearings related to complaints against psychologists; supervision expectations; duty to warn; reporting abuse in minors and abuse and neglect in adults; and how long you have to keep records. All these were mentioned on the test, but they had plenty of questions from other areas too. I do think focusing on the aforementioned areas helped me pass.

                          Perfect! That helps. Thanks much.
                           

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                            Has anyone recently taken the Maryland Jurisprudence? I know it's a 2hr open book exam and feel like I'm prepared for it. However, I do not want to go into the exam overly confident just because it's open book. Even though I've read, tabbed, and written notes I can't help but to continue to feel nervous. I'm taking it in a few weeks. Any honest feedback, guidance, and input on your experiences are greatly appreciated
                             

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                              Has anyone recently taken the Maryland Jurisprudence? I know it's a 2hr open book exam and feel like I'm prepared for it. However, I do not want to go into the exam overly confident just because it's open book. Even though I've read, tabbed, and written notes I can't help but to continue to feel nervous. I'm taking it in a few weeks. Any honest feedback, guidance, and input on your experiences are greatly appreciated
                              I haven't taken it but I know people who have. Its not easy. But if you are well prepared and do well with test taking you should be fine.
                               

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                                Has anyone recently taken the Maryland Jurisprudence? I know it's a 2hr open book exam and feel like I'm prepared for it. However, I do not want to go into the exam overly confident just because it's open book. Even though I've read, tabbed, and written notes I can't help but to continue to feel nervous. I'm taking it in a few weeks. Any honest feedback, guidance, and input on your experiences are greatly appreciated
                                Are you able to bring in your highlighted and tabbed copy of the book?
                                 

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                                  It's online and open book. I was able to read through it twice and tab/highlight relevant pages. The code is an online too and you can download/view all the relevant statutes in the book. That way you can CTRL F to find sections. It's a poorly written test which makes it more difficult. I took it once and passed though. Definitely minor compared to the EPPP. Hope this helps!


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                                    Thank you. Your input is definitely helpful and reassuring. I get test anxiety, but if I can pass the EPPP then I should be fine. This is helpful because I did tab my book, wrote notes, and have an electronic version so that I can easily locate identified key terms.
                                     

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                                      This may be a silly question... But how/where do you register to take the exam?! I'm not finding the information anywhere!

                                      You have to complete the application for licensed psychologist or registered psychological associate. Once they approve your application you will receive a letter saying you can take either the EPPP or the Maryland Jurisprudence. You pay the fee via check and mail the form back with what day you want. They will email you before the day of exam giving you instructions. It’s offered once a month on a specific day. It is online, 75 questions (I think), and you have the entire day to start the exam. Once started it must be completed in two hours. It gives you a score and pass/fail immediately. I received my license number (since I completed the EPPP a few weeks before) the same week online, and the paper license by mail the next week.


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                                        You have to complete the application for licensed psychologist or registered psychological associate. Once they approve your application you will receive a letter saying you can take either the EPPP or the Maryland Jurisprudence. You pay the fee via check and mail the form back with what day you want. They will email you before the day of exam giving you instructions. It’s offered once a month on a specific day. It is online, 75 questions (I think), and you have the entire day to start the exam. Once started it must be completed in two hours. It gives you a score and pass/fail immediately. I received my license number (since I completed the EPPP a few weeks before) the same week online, and the paper license by mail the next week.


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                                        Thanks so much, SpacePsych! That's what I originally thought, but then someone told me I could take the Jurisprudence exam at any time (before receiving approval from the MD Board). It sounds like the only way to get around taking this exam prior to receiving approval to for licensed psychologist is to apply for the psych associate...and I'm not doing that!
                                         
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                                          This may be a silly question... But how/where do you register to take the exam?! I'm not finding the information anywhere!

                                          For Maryland you should email Sally Mitchel ([email protected]) who is the administrator specialist. I sent a check to the Board of Examiners and then had to keep following up with her regarding the dates and confirming receipt of information.
                                          It's actually disappointing that none of this information is more transparent online or mailed information
                                           
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                                            Are you able to bring in your highlighted and tabbed copy of the book?


                                            I took it Tuesday and PASSED!! The Board sends you a link the day before to sign in and take the exam. Thank God for a colleague who's sent me an electronic version of the book. It was so much easier to find information that I wasn't as familiar with. I still tabbed and highlighted. However some questions are looking for very specific lines or phrases. I was down to the seconds before submitting the exam. Results are given at the end
                                             
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                                              I took it Tuesday and PASSED!! The Board sends you a link the day before to sign in and take the exam. Thank God for a colleague who's sent me an electronic version of the book. It was so much easier to find information that I wasn't as familiar with. I still tabbed and highlighted. However some questions are looking for very specific lines or phrases. I was down to the seconds before submitting the exam. Results are given at the end
                                              Hi, I am planning to take the test soon. Would you mind posting the electronic version of the book?
                                               

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                                                It's online and open book. I was able to read through it twice and tab/highlight relevant pages. The code is an online too and you can download/view all the relevant statutes in the book. That way you can CTRL F to find sections. It's a poorly written test which makes it more difficult. I took it once and passed though. Definitely minor compared to the EPPP. Hope this helps!


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                                                Where can I find the online version of the code that I can use to CTRL F during the exam? That would be immensely helpful! Thanks!
                                                 

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                                                  I am relocating to MD from NY and planning on taking the jurisprudence in Feb or March. Do you know if you can take this exam online (in your home)? And do you know when in the month they offer the test? Any information or feedback is appreciated! Thanks
                                                   

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                                                    Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but I wanted to relay that I took the exam yesterday and passed with a percentage in the mid-90's. In addition to the typical advice around familiarizing yourself with the content of the book (I read everything through twice), what helped me the most was downloading the individual files from the board's website and converting them into one large Word document. In doing so, it enables you to quickly search via CTRL F, and to highlight/make comments. This ended up saving me a ton of time. Good luck, everyone!
                                                     
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                                                      Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but I wanted to relay that I took the exam yesterday and passed with a percentage in the mid-90's. In addition to the typical advice around familiarizing yourself with the content of the book (I read everything through twice), what helped me the most was downloading the individual files from the board's website and converting them into one large Word document. In doing so, it enables you to quickly search via CTRL F, and to highlight/make comments. This ended up saving me a ton of time. Good luck, everyone!
                                                      Thank you!!!
                                                       

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                                                        Thank you. Your input is definitely helpful and reassuring. I get test anxiety, but if I can pass the EPPP then I should be fine. This is helpful because I did tab my book, wrote notes, and have an electronic version so that I can easily locate identified key terms.
                                                        Hello, I was wondering if you still had the electronic version of the material? I’ll be taking the test soon but the board still hasn’t sent the book over and I want to start studying. The pdf version would also help tremendously for the test.
                                                         
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                                                          Anyone have tips for this exam (in addition to those above)? Read the manual twice already and highlighted everything I believe I need, but frankly some of the information they sent in the manual are outdated when looking at the more recent updated regulations and even on the Dept of Health website (e.g., copying fees, qualifications for certificates for involuntary admissions, etc.). It would be helpful if they had some sample questions so its clear if the questions are more objective and direct versus some of the EPPP ethics questions. Feeling a bit stuck, as I already read, re-read (and memorized) random state-specific details, and unsure what else to do to prepare.
                                                           
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                                                            Anyone have tips for this exam (in addition to those above)? Read the manual twice already and highlighted everything I believe I need, but frankly some of the information they sent in the manual are outdated when looking at the more recent updated regulations and even on the Dept of Health website (e.g., copying fees, qualifications for certificates for involuntary admissions, etc.). It would be helpful if they had some sample questions so its clear if the questions are more objective and direct versus some of the EPPP ethics questions. Feeling a bit stuck, as I already read, re-read (and memorized) random state-specific details, and unsure what else to do to prepare.


                                                            I think you're overdoing it. It's an open book exam.
                                                             
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                                                              I just finished taking the exam maybe 5 minutes ago and I needed EVERY SINGLE minute!! But hey, I passed!

                                                              I read this thread multiple times before taking the exam. I have to agree with most of the opinions above, it’s a tough exam BUT very possible to pass. I read through the book once or twice highlighting and tabbing important areas throughout. I spent a total of 4 days studying, which was mostly the week of the exam. I also used quizlet, which automatically had digital flash cards on MD psych law. The flash cards were very helpful on bringing awareness to topics & areas that I had overlooked in the book.

                                                              I would recommend focusing on Ethics, Board procedures, Suspensions & Revocations, Monetary Fees/Civil Fines, Continuing Education, Medical Records, Licensing, Duty to Warn and Penalties.

                                                              I made sure to pace myself using the clock on the screen & I often checked the box that flags questions for review. Checking the box prevented me from spending too much time on one question.I wasn’t able to download the pdf as mentioned in previous posts; however, I had the online version of the book open on a tab, which somewhat helped to quickly find answers.

                                                              The scenarios on the exam are not lengthy but some questions were worded in a complex way. The scenarios mostly focused on child custody laws and unethical billing. There is no right or wrong way to study or to really prepare. Just read over the book, use quizlet and pray!

                                                              fyi: a question was def on the exam about copying fees lol. So don’t worry about info being outdated, study as is.
                                                               
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