National Certified Counselor (NCC) - Retired
The National Certified Counselor is the premier certification for the counseling profession. Those who are NCC - Retired have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling. This status is for those NCCs who are not currently practicing as a counselor.
What it takes to earn this badge
Documentation of 100 hours of counseling supervision and 3,000 hours of counseling work experience. This requirement is waived in certain circumstances: for graduates of CACREP-accredited counseling programs; for fully state-licensed professional counselors; for those who have had a degree conferred from a regionally accredited doctoral program in counseling.
Applicant was required to earn passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). Both are proctored exams on counseling competencies complete with identity verification at an NBCC-approved testing site.
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