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Exam Packages That Fit Your Needs

Exam Packages That Fit Your Needs



Live Online Exam Prep Package (6 months)

Everything you need to pass the NCE exam with confidence is included in our comprehensive and interactive Live Instruction Package. Get our most essential live online workshops and 6 months of access to our TestMASTER practice exams, an assessment exam, one-on-one coaching, digital audio library, anxiety reducing hypnosis lectures, study volumes, online flashcards and chart bundle, all with our Pass Guarantee.


Self-Study Exam Prep Package (6 months)

Get 6 months of access to all the essential components you need to pass the NCE exam with confidence. Packed with powerful tools that allow you to create and follow your own study plan including an assessment exam, TestMASTER practice exams, our digital audio library and anxiety reducing hypnosis lectures, study volumes, online flashcards and chart bundle, all with our Pass Guarantee.


NCE Exam Practice and Workshops Bundle (6 months)

NCE Exam Practice and Workshops Bundle (6 months)

Get 6 months of access to our NCE exam TestMASTER online learning program packed with over 1000 questions and 5 full-length practice exams, an assessment exam, digital audio library, anxiety reducing hypnosis lectures, and our Critical Thinking Skills for Test-Taking Success and Theories of Psychotherapy Live Online Workshops.


Popular Supplemental Products

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NCE Exam Practice and Essential Materials Bundle
(6 months)

Get 6 months of access to our NCE TestMASTER online learning program with over 1000 questions and 5 full-length practice exams, an assessment exam, online flashcards and printed chart bundle.

NCE Exam Strategies and Concepts Review Live Online Workshop

The most critical NCE exam strategies and concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand way in this fully interactive online workshop. Get 10 hours of expert instruction over 4 live sessions as you review mock exam questions, learn to analyze and decipher complex exam questions, and much more!

Critical Thinking Skills for Test-Taking Success Live Online Workshop

Learn from renowned exam preparation expert Kaynor Heineck as you analyze the steps to understanding the most difficult exam questions and explore the often minute differences between similar answers in this 4-session live online workshop.


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Guaranteed Fresh Questions

New and Revised Questions

SUMMER 2021: We’ve added hundreds of new questions to our question banks so you can study with the most up-to-date content. All of our questions go through a rigorous review process by our subject matter and exam experts, giving you a practice experience that closely simulates the current exam.

Feedback Tool

Our item-level feedback tool enables you to submit detailed feedback on any question. We review feedback immediately and make changes real-time, so you always have access to the freshest content – and benefit from the full community of AATBS students.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The National Counselor Examination (NCE) is a licensing exam that is required for counselor licensure in many states. This article will explore what you should know about this exam before taking it. The NBCC describes the NCE as follows: "The purpose of the NCE is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is comprised of 200 multiple choice questions and is scheduled for a 4-hour period."

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The National Counselor Examination (NCE) measures an examinee’s knowledge and understanding of the core concepts and principles required for safe and effective counseling practices. The NCE can be challenging, but there are simple steps that can help you prepare.

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LPCC stands for licensed professional clinical counselor. LPCCs who have obtained licensure treat clients who are facing behavioral disorders. The National Counselor Exam (NCE) is one requirement for becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). To become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), you must first graduate from an accredited program or a program housed within a regionally accredited institution.

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There are many different types of mental health professionals. The terms "counselor" and "therapist" are often used interchangeably, which makes sense because there are many similarities. Counselors and therapists both treat a wide variety of conditions in many different settings.

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The median annual salary for counselors was $47,500 in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are many educational paths to becoming a counselor, all with varying time commitments. In order to become a licensed mental health counselor, you will need to obtain an undergraduate degree, as well as a master’s degree in Counseling or Counseling Psychology. Some mental health counselors also hold doctorate degrees.

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About AATBS

For more than 40 years, AATBS has been the leading provider of exam prep and continuing education for behavioral and mental health professionals, institutions, and organizations. We employ only licensed/certified health professionals to author our exam prep and continuing education content - and we pride ourselves in the quality, accuracy, and effectiveness of our products. At AATBS, your practice is our perfect.