National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination

The National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) consists of 10 clinical simulations designed to sample a broad area of competencies. The NCMHCE is a requirement for counselor licensure in some states and for the Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) board certification. It is also one of two examination options for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification. It may also be accepted by military health systems to become a recognized provider.

The NCMHCE continues to undergo regular review and development to ensure it represents the current reality of practice and research in the counseling profession.

Study guides are available to help you prepare for the NCMHCE.

View the NCMHCE Handbook.

NBCC will not release your examination score to a third party without your written permission. Learn more about score verification.

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