Certification shows colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for counseling. The National Certified Counselor (NCC) is NBCC's flagship certification for counseling. NBCC also offers three specialty certifications.

Subject Matter Experts

NBCC examinations are developed by counselors for counselors. As an experienced counselor, you can be a part of that process by serving as a subject matter expert.


State Licensure

Our state licensure board directory allows you to find applicable contact information, available licenses, and required examinations in the state where you are seeking licensure.


Liability Insurance

We've partnered with CM&F Group to offer counselors, supervisors, and students discounts on high quality, occurrence-based professional liability insurance. This partnership ensures that counselors are adequately protected so that they can focus on what matters; continuing to serve the public and advance mental health efforts across the globe.


NBCC advances counseling and equitable access to mental health services worldwide through certification, assessment, advocacy, and capacity-building.


Advancing global health equity through counselor certification.

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