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National Certified Counselor (NCC) Sign Up

NCC Sign Up Information

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) has new requirements for programs that verify students who are eligible to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and take the National Counselor Exam (NCE) prior to graduation. Our program requirements for students to be eligible include:

  • Students are degree-seeking counseling students.
  • Students have completed six of the eight core CACREP subject areas.
  • Remaining two of the eight core subjects must be enrolled in during the semester of the exam.
  • Students have passed the CPCE exam or plan to pass the CPCE three or more months prior to the NCE.
  • Students are enrolled (or will be enrolled) in Practicum or Internship the semester taking the exam.

If you have met all of these requirements, please complete the prequalification questions below and the sign up information. If you have not met all of these requirements, you will need to wait and sign up to take the NCE at a later date. The NCE is offered twice per year: every April and October

Pre-qualification Questions

Are you a degree-seeking Professional Counseling student at Texas State University (San Marcos or Round Rock)? (If no, do not complete this application. All other students must now be approved to test though their own Counseling Program.) *
Have you passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)? *

Coursework Completed

Indicate if you have completed/ are currently enrolled/ will be enrolled in the CACREP content areas listed below: 

COUN 5316 - Counseling Diverse Populations (CACREP Social and Cultural Foundations) *
COUN 5305 - Assessment in Counseling (CACREP Appraisal) *
COUN 5307 - Theories of Counseling and Personality and/or COUN 5354 - Basic Techniques in Counseling (CACREP Helping Relationships) *
COUN 5301 - Professional Counseling Orientation (CACREP Professional Orientation and Ethics) *
COUN 5350 - Professional Orientation and Ethics (CACREP Professional Orientation and Ethics) *
COUN 5355 - Career Counseling (CACREP Career and Lifestyle Development) *
COUN 5358 - Dynamics and Processes in Groups (CACREP Group Work) *
COUN 5368 - Developmental Issues (CACREP Human Growth and Development) *
COUN 5391 - Research Seminar (CACREP Research and Program Evaluation) *
COUN 5689 - Clinical Practicum (CACREP Clinical Experience) *
COUN 5389 - Site based Internship [First semester] (CACREP Clinical Experience) *
COUN 5389 - Site based Internship [Second semester] (CACREP Clinical Experience) *

Required Student Information

Complete the information below if you meet program requirements to take the NCE.

NCE Exam You Plan to Take: *
Degree Track/Concentration: *