State Counselor License Exams

NCE - LPC Practice Test Each state has unique licensing and exam requirements for professional counselors.  Use the following state guides to learn what the qualifications are for each state and how to apply for a counseling license, with information on the NCE and NCMHCE exams. To help you prepare for and pass the NCE on the first try, and get your counseling license, we recommend the NCE Practice Exam written by counseling experts and educators.
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Diane Dean, LPC, RN-BC, MA,
is a licensed professional counselor and educator with 20 years experience in healthcare. She has taught at many colleges and universities, including the University of Pittsburgh.


Stacy Fruhling, LCPC, LCADC, NCC, MAC,
is an adjunct professor in psychology and counseling at the Ann Arundel Community College and the Community College of Baltimore.


Lisa Slade, MS, LPC, NCC,
is an adjunct professor in psychology, counseling, sociology and human services at Caldwell University in the Graduate School of Psychology, at the University of Bridgeport and at the Housatonic Community College.

OUR PRACTICE EXAM COVERS THE ACTUAL NCE DOMAINS:

The NCE contains 200 multiple-choice, non-sectioned questions. There are different versions of the test. Test questions come from a pool of questions that have been extensively reviewed and researched for content accuracy and clarity.

Below are the six domains tested by the NBCC on the NCE:
• Professional Practice & Ethics
• Intake Assessment and Diagnosis
• Areas of Clinical Focus
• Treatment Planning
• Counseling Skills and Interventions
• Core Counseling Attributes
 
Covering the eight CACREP Common Core Areas::
• Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
• Social and Cultural Diversity
• Human Growth and Development
• Career Development
• Counseling and Helping Relationships
• Group Counseling and Group Work
• Assessment and Testing
• Research and Program Evaluation