Quick Answer: What If I Fail The NCE Exam?

What is a passing grade on the NCE?

Therefore, you are only scored on the 160 questions that are not developmental in nature.

The questions are also all intermixed and not separated into different sections on the test.

A passing score is usually between 98-105 and fluctuates with each test administration.

This is determined by NBCC..

How do I know if I passed the NCE?

You will know immediately after the exam if you passed, however the official scores will not arrive in the mail until 4-6 weeks afterwards.

Why should I take the NCE exam?

The National Counselor Examination (NCE) is a 200-item multiple-choice examination designed to assess knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is a requirement for counselor licensure in many states.

How long is the NCE exam good for?

three yearsBear in mind that there is a limit of three years from the date of passing the NCE to complete the requirements for full certification.

How do I study for the NCE?

These eight content areas are:Human Growth and Development.Social and Cultural Diversity.Counseling and Helpful Relationships.Group Counseling and Group Work.Career Counseling.Assessment and Teaching.Research and Program Evaluation.Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice.

How many questions are on the NCE?

200 questionsThere are 200 questions on the NCE exam.

How many times can you fail the NCE?

What if I failed the exam? You are allowed to test a total of three times in a two-year period before your application closes. If you did not pass, you will receive email instructions on how to register for the next examination. If this was your third failed attempt, your application will close.

How soon can you retake the NCE?

three monthsRetest Policy. If you fail the exam, you will have to wait at least three months from the test date before you can retest. The actual retest date will depend on the monthly testing schedule and site availability. You will need to send a new registration form and examination fee based upon your state.

How hard is it to pass the NCE?

There are many forms of the NCE and typically the cutoff for passing the exam is in the 90s (97, 91, 99, etc.) – out of 160 questions. One hundred questions correct out of 160 is 62.5%. Never has the cutoff for the NCE been higher than 65% correct out of 160 so it is a very passable exam, with your preparation.

What is a good score on the NCE?

The score that is considered “passing” is different for each exam, but the consensus among professionals seems to be that 110-115 is a good benchmark for passing. You will have to sign and turn in scrap paper, which is provided to you.

How long is the NCE good for?

After you pass the NCE and graduate, you have three years to complete and submit documentation of 3,000 hours of counseling work experience and 100 hours of direct counseling supervision completed over a minimum of 24 months. This will be the final step in completing your board certification.

Is the NCE harder than the CPCE?

Both the NCE and CPCE are multiple choice tests (a) through (d). With the NCE it was pretty easy to eliminate two of the four choices leaving only two to really choose from. The CPCE was a bit more difficult.