If you are looking to become a licensed counselor, then you will need to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). This exam is required in most states in order to become a registered or licensed counselor. The NCE is a challenging test, but with enough preparation, you can achieve success! Wondering how much the NCE exam costs? The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) administers the 200-question multiple-choice exam. The NCE exam costs $275 USD.
According to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), these changes will go into effect in early 2022. As a coach and an exam candidate/clinician we will only need to be concerned with a few of the changes that may affect our study and exam prep strategies. Those changes, and how we will tackle them, I will discuss in the next few paragraphs.
First and foremost, the NBCC uses this test to determine whether you possess the necessary skills to perform as an entry level Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), also known as an entry-level clinical mental health counselor. You would demonstrate the “ability to identify, analyze, diagnose and develop treatment plans of clinical concerns” by passing this exam. In addition, you will be scored on six content domains:
NCE Content Update Effective March 2020. Many clinicians in the mental health field go on to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) or National Certified Counselors (NCCs). To achieve either of these distinctions, along with completing a relevant master’s degree and obtaining work experience with clinical supervision in the field, candidates need to pass the National Counselor Examination (NCE).
Each person learns information differently. As you prepare for your exam, it is helpful to identify how you learn and retain information. There are three major learning styles which include auditory, visual, and tactile. This post will explore everything you need to know about the 3 learning styles.