For the purpose of national certification, NBCC currently administers the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) twice a year, in April and October. The NCE is either administered through Pearson VUE test centers or on participating college campuses. All NCMHCE exams are administered through Pearson VUE. All exams administered through Pearson VUE are available during a month-long window and exams administered on campus are given on the established national exam date.

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