National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
The NBCC allows counselor education programs to hold special National Counselor Examination (NCE) testing administrations for their graduating students who apply as Board Eligible National Certified Counselors (NCC's). The intent is to permit counseling students in their final semester to have the opportunity to sit for the examination before intervening months or years create the necessity for extensive review. Board Eligible status allows candidates to sit for the examination without prior experience. National Counselor Exam is offered on campus in April and October.
Applications for April test administration are available for current students at Villanova. Applications for other test date must be obtained from NBCC.
In order to sit for the NCE, students must complete an application as well as send in an application fee. Failure to complete the required course work will result in the rejection of your application and the forfeit of the application fee.
Dr. Krista Malott, Krista.firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-519-4642.
(If you are a current Villanova student, look for an email to come to your Villanova account announcing the sign-up application is available. (You sign up one semester in advance.))
The following courses must have been completed in order to be eligible to sit for exam:
*Note: You are required to be ‘advanced’ in your coursework to sign up for the exam, which means you must have completed at least 6 out of the 8 courses listed below. The remaining two classes should be taken the following semester.
|Content Area Categories||Villanova Course Equivalent|
|Human Growth & Development||CHR 8884 - Human Growth and Development|
|Social/Cultural Foundations||CHR 8860 - Lab in Couns Div Population|
|Helping Relations||CHR 8687 - Counseling Theory & Prac|
|Group Work||CHR 8655 - Lab in Group Dynamics OR
CHR 8686 - Group Couns Theo & Pract
|Career & Lifestyle Development||CHR 8685 - Lifestyle & Career Devel|
|Appraisal||CHR 8855 - Appraisal in Counseling|
|Research & Program Evaluation||CHR 8604 - Research & Evaluation|
|Professional Orientation & Ethics||CHR 8605 - Lab in Counseling Skills (or CHR 8680 - School Counseling Orientation or CHR 8688, Clinical Mental Health Orientation
CHR 8883 - Ethics & Professional Orientation in Counseling
|Field Experience||CHR 8689 - Intern I Elem Sch Coun &
CHR 8691 - Intern II Elem Sch Coun ,
CHR 8690 - Intern I Sec Sch Coun &
CHR 8693 - Intern II Sec Sch Coun , OR
CHR 8850 - Intern. I Clin. Mental Health &
CHR 8851 - Intern. II Clin. Mental Health
Two letters of recommendation may be required
The Spring 2014 exam will be $310 for Master level. However, that is subject to change in the future. Remember that the application is for a professional credential and all that entails, not just for an exam.
200 multiple choice questions, scheduled for a 4 hour period on a Saturday.
- The NCE prep guide is located at: http://www.nbcc.org/study/ Also see: http://www.nbcc.org/stateLicensure/exams/NCESample.aspx