NCE Exam Practice 2023


NCE Exam Practice 


1. Diane is a part of a research experiment monitoring energy level and depression. She becomes pregnant and tells you that she has been very fatigued. Her tiredness is:


2. Your supervisor suggests that you give your client a Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI) Test. This is a(n) ____________________.


3. You are a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling and a doctorate (PhD) in Technology and Operations Management. On your appointment cards for clients, the most appropriate way to list yourself is:


4. Your patient enters your session excited about the New Age therapy you tried last session. She had brought in an article, and because of her enthusiasm and the fact that it did not require any new training, you had agreed to give it a try. She asks you to continue during this session, but you have done your homework: it’s been proven ineffective and, in a select few clients, the condition was slightly worsened. You validate your patient, noting how glad you are that she’s excited to try something new. Then you tell her that, unfortunately, you won’t be able to continue with these types of treatments. With this act, you are expressing:


5. Which is the correct order of Tucker & Jensen’s stages of group development?


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Download more than 100 NCE practice questions and answers that are similar to the actual test. Good luck on your exam! 

What Is 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. It is also one of two examination options for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification. It may also be accepted by military health systems to become a recognized provider.

What Are the Registration process for the NCE Exam?

RDA candidates must meet the following requirements to sit for this exam.

  1. Registration Process


    First, go to the NBCC website and create a “ProCounselor” account. This is the portal that the NBCC will use to communicate with you regarding your application, registration and testing process. 

    Once your application has been approved the NBCC will reach back out to you and provide you with the link to register through “Pearson VUE”, which runs the testing process.

    The NCE examination fee is $275 and is offered twice a year, in April and October. 

    All exams administered through Pearson VUE are taken during a month-long window. If you are taking the exam on your campus, the test will be given on an established national exam date.


Of the 200 questions, only 160 are scored and count towards the final score. The other 40 questions are being tested to see if they should be used in future examinations and do not count towards the final score.

A passing score is usually between 98 and 105, fluctuating slightly with each test administration.

Scores take eight weeks to get back.

While the pass rate for first-time takers is 84.8%, the test can become very overwhelming without proper preparation and knowledge of how the test is administered. Additionally, you are only allowed to test a total of three times in a two-year period before your application closes.


NCE practice exams are one of the best ways to prepare for the actual exam.

How many times can you take the NCE 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.

Which states ONLY accept the NCE Exam, right now:

Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Alabama, West Virginia, Pennsylvania