Chatham University

Facts about the National Certified Counselor Examination (NCE)

In Pennsylvania, a passing score on the NCE is part of the requirement for becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Date of Next Exam: April and October of every year

Location of Exam: Chatham University

Registration Requirements for the NCE
By graduation, Chatham students must have met the following coursework requirements:

  1. Human Growth and Development
    • PSY 629 Human Development Across the Lifespan
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations
    • PSY 617 Psychology of Culture and Identity
  3. Helping Relationships
    • PSY 662 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  4. Group Work
    • PSY 672 Group Counseling
  5. Career and Lifestyle Development
    • PSY 627 Vocational and Career Counseling
  6. Appraisal
    • PSY 642 Assessment
  7. Research and Program Evaluation
    • PSY 555 Statistics and Research Methods
  8. Professional Orientation
    • EDU 670 Foundations of School Counseling or
    • PSY 681 Professional Integration Seminar
  9. Internships (2-3 academic terms of supervised field experiences in a counseling setting)
    • PSY 682 or PSY 584 Practicum
    • PSY 685 or PSY 594 Internship I
    • PSY 686 or PSY 595 Internship II