Planning for Spring 2014
For those of you who plan to take the NCE in the SPRING, please note the following:
- Applications are now available through Dr. Roberts
- Application and payment must be returned to the office by Monday, January 6th
- The application fee has increased and is now $310
- TEST DATE IS SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH
*NOTE: Taking the NCE does not waive the Departmental Comprehensive Examination.* More information about this will be provided to you.
Here are FAQ from the National Board of Certified Counselors about the NCE and NCC credentials.
What To Do When You Have Passed:
1.) Upon graduation, submit to NBCC a sealed and final transcript showing that your degree was conferred.
2.) Also submit to NBCC a Completed Counseling Supervisor Endorsement Form. These are available online atwww.nbcc.org/Assets/Certification/supervisor-endorse-form.pdf
Submit all materials to:
NBCC, Attn: Certification Department, 3 Terrace Way, Greensboro, NC, 27403-3660
3.) When these documents have been submitted and approved by NBCC, you may then request that they be sent to the state licensing board of the state in which you intend to practice.
4.) You may check your progress at: www.mynbcc.org This site will tell you how far along your documentation review is.
When students apply under the GSA-NCC program, they are applying for a voluntary national credential (the NCC). Several requirements must be met after students have passed the NCE before they can have their scores sent to third parties, such as state licensure boards. NBCC communicates those requirements and due dates to students with their score reports. It is important
Confusion about State Licensure
When students apply under the GSA-NCC program, they are applying for a voluntary national credential (the NCC). Several requirements must be met after students have passed the NCE before they can have their scores sent to third parties, such as state licensure boards. NBCC communicates those requirements and due dates to students with their score reports. It is important for them to stay on top of this process until they are certified. Failing to do so can result in the closing of their applications and invalidations of their scores. We try to also remind them frequently of the importance of keeping NBCC up-to-date on any address changes.
For further information on the differences between national certification and state licensure, please visit: www.nbcc.org/Certification-Licensure
Suggestions for Exam Preparation
- Book for study - Rosenthal, (Ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia of Counseling. New York: Brunner- Ruotledge.
- Study in small groups, but also individually.
- Obtain a copy of the Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination and State Exams by Howard Rosenthal
- Begin studying after finals in May
- Study whenever you have free time, even if it is during a small time period, like during lunch hour or while working out
- Obtain a set of the Vital Information and Review Questions for the NCE and State Counseling Exams, New and Revised Edition, with Anxiety Prevention CD (CD-ROM) by Howard Rosenthal
- Listen to the CD's while in your car, like when you are going to and from your internship site
- Go through the entire set about 3 times
- About 1 month before the exam, review class notes, about two or three times each
- Practice deep-breathing exercises for a clear head and to reduce anxiety
- Get a good night's sleep for at least the two nights prior to the exam
- Eat a good breakfast the morning of the exam
NBCC Winter 2006 Newsletter - Passing the Exam (pdf)
NBCC Winter 2006 Newlsetter - Retaking the Exam (pdf)
Information Regarding LPC/LCPC Exams
You have to take the LPC exam first, and then you can apply to take the LCPC exam right after your LPC. There is no requirement of logged hours after the LPC, as long as you have the two years of post-graduate work.