National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier counseling certification. Becoming a board certified counselor demonstrates to your colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.
Those standards include demonstrating a mastery of counseling knowledge and skills by completing a graduate degree from a regionally accredited or Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) counseling program, passing a rigorous national examination, the documentation of work experience and supervision requirements, and subscribing to the highest ethical and practice standards.
Obtaining board certification through NBCC:
Confused about the difference between board certification and licensure?
NBCC offers additional certifications for you to enhance your professional credentials.
To become nationally board certified, you must have a degree that meets NBCC’s minimum requirements.
To become a National Certified Counselor, you must have an eligible degree and have earned a passing score on either the NCE or the NCMHCE, meet supervision and work experience requirements, and comply with conduct standards.
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