ERIC Number: ED347472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Counselor and NBCC. ERIC Digest.
Clawson, Thomas W.; Wildermuth, Victoria
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is the largest counselor certification agency in the U.S. and is widely recognized as a national credential based upon training, experience, and performance on a written examination. NBCC has developed two examinations: the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and the National Career Counselor Examination (NCCE). Currently, both examinations are knowledge-based and NBCC relies on the candidate's experience and supervision as competency checks. A revised NCE will be competency-based. A new clinical counseling examination is also under development. As state licensure for counselors becomes commonplace, national credentialing becomes even more important because: (1) National certification is broader than state licensure; (2) State licensure is subject to the politics of the state; (3) National certification provides referral sources across state lines; and (4) Most state licenses do not provide for a license in a specialty. (ABL)
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.