Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) Testing

NOTE: A Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) or Clinical Professional Counselor Intern (CPC-Intern) 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. Official copy of your conferred graduate transcript has been mailed directly to the board from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. and after passing the Academic Review assuring all Academic Requirements have been met and before the expiration of their 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 receiving their license and before the expiration of their licensed Internship.

      Requests for Testing Must Be Submitted by:

      Eligible CPC Interns 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 to three full weeks of each month.

        Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) Testing Dates


        Testing Month Submit Request

        Application Deadline
        (to test company)

        Testing Window Dates
         January 11/15/2020 12/1/2020 1/4-1/16/2021
         February 12/15/2020 1/1/2021 2/1-2/13/2021
         March 1/15/2021 2/1/2021 3/1-3/13/2021
         April 2/15/2021 3/1/2021 4/5-4/17/2021
         May 3/15/2021 4/1/2021 5/3-5/22/2021
         June 4/15/2021 5/1/2021 6/7-6/26/2021
         July 5/15/2021 6/1/2021 7/6-7/26/2021
         August 6/15/2021 7/1/2021 8/2-8/14/2021
         September 7/15/2021 8/1/2021 9/7-9/20/2021
         October 8/15/2021 9/1/2021 10/4-10/16/2021
         November 9/15/2021 10/1/2021 11/1-11/13/2021
         December 10/15/2021 11/1/2021 12/6-12/18/2021

          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 Test Request Form