National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier counseling certification. Earning board certification 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 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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