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Information for Students

Certification or Licensure?

Confused about the difference between certification and licensure?

National certification is an important step in your development as a professional counselor. NBCC offers students who are well advanced in a participating counselor preparation program the opportunity to begin the application process for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) prior to graduation.

Benefits of Applying as a Student

NBCC has created a special process for students that offers a number of benefits:

Getting Started

The student application process begins with your campus coordinator. They will have detailed information on how to apply as a graduate student. If your school does not have a campus coordinator, e-mail

Resources for Students

NBCC offers a number of resources for students: