On this page you will find information on the different exams for counseling students.
For a complete web guide to available Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)and the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE),
including the School Counselors and School Psychologists PK-12, please see http://www.fl.nesinc.com/fl_tigs.asp
For Broward County's Professional Development Standards and Support Resource Page, see
All Mental Health Counseling concentration students are required to complete the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The CPCE is made up of 8 sections totaling 160 questions. The sections are as follows: Human Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Foundations, Helping Relationships, Group Work, Career and Lifestyle Development, Appraisal, Research and Program Evaluation, and Professional Orientation and Ethics.
For more information please refer to the College of Psychology Master's Programs in Counseling: Policies and Procedures Handbook.
Counseling students must pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE) to attain national certification in counseling. The exam consists of 200 questions in 8 subject areas. The subject areas are as follows: Human Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Diversity, Helping Relationships, Group Work, Career Development, Assessment, Research and Program Evaluation and Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice.
For additional information you may want to read the National Board for Certified Counselors Candidate Handbook for National Certification with National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
The National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) is a specialty certification for clinical mental health counseling students. The exam is used to certify clinical competency. The NCMHCE, "...consists of 10 clinical mental health counseling cases. Each case is divided into five to 10 sections classified as either Information Gathering (IG) or Decision Making (DM)." (NBCC.org) The exam consists of three parts; Assessment and Diagnosis, Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Administration, Consultation and Supervision.
For additional information you may want to refer to the National Board for Certified Counselors Candidate Handbook for National Certification with the NCMHCE.
For more information on the Professional Education Test or the Subject Area Exam in Guidance and Counseling PK - 12, please read the general information flyer at https://www.teacherready.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/FTCE-Study-Guide-Opportunities.pdf and visit the Florida Teacher Certification Examination website at http://www.fl.nesinc.com/tests.asp
For study aids for this and other FTCE tests please visit Learning Liaisons. According to their site, "The Learning Liaisons is your revolutionary online training platform for teachers, leaders, parents and students. This website offers training for several high-demand areas in education. People can register for any of our Live! Online workshops and video courses from anywhere in the world and participate on any computer, tablet or smartphone. All of our presenters are experts in their respective fields."