Current Counselor Exam Prep Information

This section is designed to keep readers informed as to current professional counselor-related information. This info will focus on national issues, trends and exam schedules.

ACA Division Changes

Two of the 19 divisions in ACA (www.counseling.org) have changed their names:
(See Page 283 of the Study Guide for the National Counselor Examination and CPCE)
Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education is now:
Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling is now:
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling

Exam Schedule

The NCE and other exams provided by NBCC to states for licensure as well as for national certification are:

October 19, 2013

April 12, 2014

Computer-Based Testing

On their website (www.nbcc.org), NBCC indicates that 46 states now provide exam testing services on computer. The other states (Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and Wyoming), use the paper-and-pencil format.

NBCC has contracted with AMP, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (www.goamp.com) to provide computer testing services. AMP does certification and licensure testing for about 40 organizations (including financial, healthcare, real estate) at the state and federal levels. Approximately ten states have only one such computer testing location for counselor licensure testing; most states have multiple locations.

See the Study Guide for the National Counselor Examination and CPCE and National Counselor Examination and CPCE Workshop DVDs to learn more about Dr. Andrew Helwig’s counselor exam preparation materials.

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