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.

Exam Schedule

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

April 22, 2017

ACA Division Changes

There are now 20 divisions in ACA (

One of the divisions, Military Educators and Counselors Association, is now Association for Counselors and Educators in Government (ACEG).

Computer-Based Testing

NBCC and its affiliate, Center for Credentialing and Education, have dropped its agreement with its previous computer-testing service, Applied Measurement Professionals. They have now contracted with Pearson VUE to provide testing facilities and services for licensure and certification for counseling. There are approximately 250 Pearson VUE locations in the US.

All states now use computer-based testing. For more information, visit:

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.