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LPC Licensure Exam Guide for Students Enrolled in, or Graduates of a NON CACREP Counseling Program

NOT Meeting the Following Education Requirements

Master’s degree from a clinical mental health counseling program, clinical rehabilitation counseling program, or addiction counseling program accredited by the council for accreditation of counseling and related educational programs “CACREP.” A master’s degree from a CACREP-accredited mental health counseling program meets the education requirements if it is conferred on or before January 1, 2018.

1)    If  following the submission of a completed online application, including a course worksheet the CSWMFT Board approves you to sit for the National Board for Certified Counselors National Counselor Examination (NCE) - an exam eligibility letter will be emailed to you. Note: Board examination approval will expire 6 months after it is issued. If you need additional time to take the exam, send a request via e-mail to counseling@cswb.ohio.gov

2) NBCC Registration for the NCE Examination: Note: The registration processing time is four weeks from the time your payment is processed by NBCC

• After exam approval is issued by the Board, applicants may register for an NBCC exam by navigating to http://www.cce-global.org. Select the ProCounselor tab and follow the instructions.Select "Online Exam Registration". Applicants without a current NBCC account may create one by selecting "Create an Account".  Those with an account may login. Once an account is created, applicants may edit and update contact information and submit exam registrations. Once payment is made for an exam, NBCC suggests allowing approximately four weeks for review and completion of registration and email to be sent by Pearson Vue with instructions for scheduling exam.  If the exam registration is a retake, and payment is submitted prior to eligibility to retake, the applicant's file will be sent to Pearson Vue once eligibility to retake begins, at which time Pearson Vue will and they will send instructions for scheduling. The fee of $275 is required at time of registration.

• Testing is normally the first two full weeks of each month, Monday thru Saturday at 9:00am and 1:30pm,with four hours allowed for the exam, however only certain sites offer Saturday testing. Sometimes slots are limited, so schedule early.

• Pearson Vue is the test administrator. Information regarding the administration of the exam and to find a test location may be found at: http://www.pearsonvue.com/cce/

• A candidate who fails to schedule an appointment for an examination within six months of registering with NBCC forfeits the registration and all fees paid to take the examination.

3) After you pass the NCE Exam: e-mail (preferred) test results to counseling@cswb.ohio.gov or fax the results to (614) 728-7790.