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How to Start the Application Process as Early as Possible

The National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier counseling certification. The NCC demonstrates to colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national counseling standards.

If you are a student in a participating program, you have a unique opportunity to begin the application process prior to graduation. And while you cannot use the certification mark until you graduate and satisfy all requirements, you can start to enjoy some of the other benefits of national certification.

Those eligible to start this process:

  1. You must be enrolled at a participating university.
  2. Your campus coordinator will notify NBCC when you are in your final semester and are eligible to apply through this opportunity.
  3. NBCC will send you an invitation to apply online.
  4. You must complete the required steps to submit an application

Note: You must satisfy all requirements before you can be recognized as a national certified counselor.

You can learn more about the required examination, please read our student newsletter and review the variety of available study guides.