Intern Exam

An Applicant for Internship licensure shall be eligible to sit for the appropriate National Exam in accordance with NAC 641A.156.

An Applicant for Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFT-Intern) will be eligible to sit for the AMFTRB National MFT Exam after accumulating 1 one year of Internship experience as a licensed MFT-Intern, according to subparagraph (1) (d) (1), and before the end of their internship.

An Applicant for Clinical Professional Counselor Intern (CPC-Intern) will be eligible to sit for the NBCC National NCMHCE Exam after passing the Academic Review and before the end of their internship.

NAC 641A.156 License: Requirements; issuance.

(NRS 641A.160, 641A.287, 641A.288)

  1. An applicant for licensure as an intern must:
    • (a) Satisfy the requirements of NAC 641A.065, 641A.075 and 641A.085;
    • (b) Submit to the Board a proposed plan for internship, including the name of the proposed supervisors;
    • (c) Complete a personal interview and, if requested by the Board, pass an oral examination conducted by the Board; and
    • (d) Pass the examination required by NRS 641A.230 or 641A.231, as applicable. An applicant must take such an examination for the first time:
      • (1) If the applicant is applying for licensure as a marriage and family therapist intern, at any time after completing 1 year as a marriage and family therapist intern and before the expiration of his or her license as a marriage and family therapist intern.
      • (2) If the applicant is applying for licensure as a clinical professional counselor intern, at any time during his or her final semester of graduate study and before the expiration of his or her license as a clinical professional counselor intern.  
  2. The Board will issue a license as an intern in the State of Nevada to each qualified applicant upon approving the proposed internship plan of the applicant.

To apply to sit for the National exam, the eligible Applicant may submit the appropriate Request Form:

  • MFT Exam Request Form
  • CPC Exam Request Form

If the exam is failed the first time, it may be immediately taken the next time it is offered. However, after the exam has been failed a second time, the third attempt may be made after the anniversary of the first attempt. After a third failed attempt, any other attempt must be once within any calendar year.

NAC 641A.095 Reexamination; lapse of application.

(NRS 641A.160, 641A.220, 641A.231)

  1. A failed examination required pursuant to NRS 641A.230 may be retaken at the next scheduled offering of the examination, except that the examination may be taken only one additional time within the 12 months following the date of the original examination. Thereafter, only one examination in any calendar year may be taken. If an applicant fails the exam for a third time, the Board may require additional courses of study or may impose other conditions before allowing the applicant to retake the examination.
  2. The application of an applicant who does not:
    • (a) Take an examination within 1 year after being notified of his or her eligibility; or
    • (b) Retake an examination within 1 year after failing the examination, shall be deemed lapsed. An applicant seeking to pursue licensure whose application has lapsed must fulfill all requirements at the time the new application is submitted and provide documentation concerning the lapsed application.