This standardized test is used to to assess knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is a requirement for counselor licensure in many states and for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.


  1. How do I register for the NCE?
    To register for the NCE, please visit the NCE website.
  2. How long will I be at the testing center?
    Your appointment can extend up to 4 hours .
  3. How can I prepare for the computer-based test?
    Before the day of the test, you may view the tutorials on the NCE website.