Center for Credentialing & Education Examinations

The CCE Advantage

Driven by our educational mission and the heritage of our parent organization, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) offers credentialing, assessment and business support services that help our credential holders, partners and clients enhance their professional credibility and advance their individual and organizational goals.

CCE Assessments

HS-BCP Examination (HS-BCPE)

The Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination (HS-BCPE) independently verifies a candidate’s human services knowledge. View information regarding the examination and HS-BCP credentialing process.

BCC Examination (BCCE)

The Board Certified Coach Examination (BCCE) independently verifies a candidate’s coaching knowledge. View information regarding the examination and BCC credentialing process.

Registration Information

Prior to scheduling a test date, you must first complete exam registration and payment through CCE. Upon approval, you will receive scheduling instructions from CCE.

Scheduling at a Pearson VUE Center Location

Once you receive your authorization and scheduling approval from CCE, it is your responsibility to make an appointment to take the exam during the specified testing window. Exam appointments may be scheduled up to one business day in advance. Space at testing locations is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After you schedule your exam, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your exam date, your exam time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

If you choose to schedule online, you will have to create a Pearson VUE web account. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your CCE candidate ID number. This number will be on your approval letter and instructions letter.


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

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.

CCE Assessments Department

Tel: (336) 482-2856
Fax: (336) 482-2852
Last updated 2017-10-24