(LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor -requires no experiences or supervision
(LCPC) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
The exams for Illinois licensure are:
If you have already taken and passed the NCE exam you do not need to retake it to become a LCPC.
You do not need to become a LPC to become a LCPC but you still need to pass both exams.
The exam is offered in different ways.
Content Areas for the NCE
In addition, the NCE is based on the following five work behaviors
Sample Test Questions
The National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) is an examination managed by NBCC. The examination consists of 10 simulated consists of 10 simulated clinical mental health counseling cases that are designed to sample a broad area of competencies, not merely the recall of isolated facts. The cases assess clinical problem-solving ability, including identifying, analyzing, diagnosing and treating clinical issues. Each case is divided into approximately five to eight sections that are classified as either information gathering or decision-making.
Content Areas for the NCMHCE
These will prepare you for the exams.