The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)
The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is designed to measure a student’s level of mastery of the requisite knowledge and skills identified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and other Educational Professions (CACREP) for the preparation of professional counselors. View information regarding the examination here.
Examination Policies and Procedures
Test takers are required to review the examination handbook prior to sitting for an examination. and must adhere to the policies within it. Handbooks for the NCE and NCMHCE are located on the NBCC website at http://www.nbcc.org/Exam/ExamPolicies.
Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy
If you are unable to sit for your scheduled exam, you must cancel with Pearson VUE at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled testing session (SEA recipients must cancel appointments with a Pearson VUE representative by phone). You may reschedule your appointment at the time of your cancellation, or at a later date for a fee of $50. You are only permitted to reschedule for a date that falls within your authorization window. If you do not reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment or within your authorization window, you forfeit all examination fees. Exam fees will not be refunded under any circumstance.
If you fail the examination, you must wait a minimum of three months before you are able to retest.
If you fail the exam, please contact the CPCE coordinator at your university/college.