In the final year of the Counseling program, you will be eligible to take the National Certified Counselor(NCC) credentialing exam. If you pass the exam, you will become a National Certified Counselor after graduation. Your NCC exam results will be good for 5 years.
Passing the NCC exam is the first step to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The LPC will be earned after you complete 2,000 hours of post-graduate supervised counseling. These hours cannot be completed in less than two years.
Please make sure to complete your 2,000 hours within 5 years, so that you don't have to take the NCC exam again.
Although all Counseling students are encouraged to take the NCC exam and complete the LPC requirements, it is not required for the Master of Arts degree in Counseling.