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."Learn More
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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