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EIU Master of Science in Counseling

NCE Exam

Planning for Fall 2021

Please see CHE NEWSLETTER for instructions on what to submit to the CHE Office to be placed on the Testing Roster

Cost of Test: $335

Approved applicants will receive candidate ID and instructions on setting up account from Pearson VUE sometime around October 5, 2021

Test window through Pearson VUE:  October 16 - November 21, 2021 (may change with virtual testing options)

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 at www.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: ProCounselor 

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: http://www.nbcc.org/Certification


Suggestions for Exam Preparation

  • Book for study - Rosenthal, (Ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia of Counseling. New York: Brunner- Rutledge.
  • 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

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. 

For more information the LPC please visit this website: 

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068013750B01300R.html

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Contact Information

Counseling and Higher Education

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2400
che@eiu.edu


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