Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) Testing

NOTE: A Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) or Clinical Professional Counselor Intern (CPC-Intern) or Clinical Professional Counselor-Interim Permit (CPC-IP) Applicant is eligible to take the written examination at any time after:

  1. the board has received and compiled his/her completed file which consists of:
    1. A completed application;
    2. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation on letterhead mailed directly to the Board from the author; and 
    3. Official copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts have been mailed directly to the board from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. and at any time during his final semester of graduate study, after passing the Academic Review assuring all Academic Requirements have been met and before the expiration of his license as a clinical professional counselor-intern (CPC-Intern).

    When Are Interns Eligible to Sit for the Exam?

    Licensed CPC-Interns are eligible to sit for the National NCMHCE exam after passing the Academic Review assuring all Academic Requirements have been met and before the expiration of his licensed Internship.

      Requests for Testing Must Be Submitted by:

      Eligible Interns and Interim Permit Holders should submit their request for testing with an original ink signature to the Board office in writing at least 30 days before the beginning of the test window, which is the first two full weeks of each month.

        Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) Testing Dates

        Testing Month Submit Request

        Application Deadline
        (to test company)

        Testing Window Dates
         February 12/1/2016 1/1/2017 2/06-2/18/2017
         March 1/1/2017 2/1/2017 3/06-3/18/2017
         April 2/1/2017 3/1/2017 4/03-4/15/2017
         May 3/1/2017 4/1/2017 5/01-5/20/2017
         June 4/1/2017 5/1/2017 6/04-6/24/2017
         July 5/1/2017 6/1/2017 7/05-7/26/2017
         August 6/1/2017 7/1/2017 8/07-8/26/2017
         September 7/1/2017 8/1/2017 9/05-9/18/2017
         October 8/1/2017 9/1/2017 10/02-10/14/2017
         November 9/1/2017 10/1/2017 11/06-11/18/2017
         December 10/1/2017 11/1/2017 12/04-12/16/2017

          About the Exam?

          *The Nevada State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors uses the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) which is administered and proxied by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). NBCC requires that candidates who fail the exam will have to wait at least 3 months from their original test date before they can retest. The actual retest date will depend on the monthly testing and availability.

            CPC Exam Request Form