The National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) is used for national counselor certification and state
counselor licensure; performing well is one of the criteria used by the
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) in awarding individuals
certification to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC). The NCE assesses
you on the knowledge, skills, and abilities important for being a counselor.
The NCE is designed to test of general information which should be known by all
counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties.
The NCE is consists of 200 multiple
choice questions and you are given four hours to take it.
The NBCC lays out the work behavior
areas (job analysis domains) and item distribution of the exam, which is shown
below (as of Oct. 2012).
Fundamental Counseling Issues
Diagnostic and Assessment Services
Supervision and Consultation
Although the work behavior areas
have changed, the distribution of items across the eight Council for
Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) core
areas remains the same, shown below:
Human Growth and Development
Social and Cultural Diversity
Research and Program Evaluation
Professional Orientation and
This free practice exam consists of 336 practice
questions to help review key concepts and familiarize yourself with the exam