Counselor Exam Preparation Resources and Links

Links and resources for counselor exam preparation selected by Dr. Andrew Helwig

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

www.nbcc.org

Information about the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and National Counselor Certification.

www.nbcc.org/nce

16 sample exam questions similar to the National Counselor Examination (NCE).

www.nbcc.org/stateboardmap

State licensure board contact information, what exam(s) are used for licensure in that state, etc.

www.nbcc.org/org/cpce (Center for Credentialing & Education – part of NBCC)

The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is used by over 300 universities and colleges. This exam covers the same eight content areas as the NCE.

American Counseling Association (ACA)

www.counseling.org

Source of information about the profession of counseling and the American Counseling Association.

www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/ethics

Copy of the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics.

American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB)

www.aascb.org

Licensure/Portability/National Credentials Registry. You can open a credential file record within the AASCB National Credential Registry. This is especially useful when moving from state to state and seeking licensure in the new state.

Resources for Exam Preparation

www.counselingexam.com

This site includes exam questions to practice on (for purchase). Information on other resources is provided as well as feedback from former test takers, etc.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP)

www.cacrep.org

This site presents current and anticipated standards for counselor training programs, Directory of Accredited Programs around the country, etc.