At Tutor the People, our whole goal is to help YOU. We do this by getting to know each of our students so that we can create a personalized NCE exam study plan tailored to your specific goals and learning style. Whether you’re struggling with content or strategy our expert tutors are here for you every step of the way.

All of our expert tutors have been exactly where you are now, which is why they know exactly what it takes to succeed. No matter where you are in your certification process, your private tutor will work with you from the beginning of the application process through the final certification to ensure that you start this exciting new career off right.

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    Our Tutors are Superhuman

    In recent years NCE exam prep has become a commodity with meager score increases and generic study plans. We hold ourselves to a different standard. We focus on individual help and customized NCE exam prep strategies that are designed to help you excel.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our NCE exam prep packages. Use this intro meeting to get organized, discuss your background studying, your goals, and more, so you can personalize your approach before officially  beginning.

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    A Team of Experts Dedicated to Your Success

    In addition to content, we will work with you on testing and study strategies to help relieve any anxiety you may have. All of our tutors have personal experience with the NCE exam which means they know exactly what you need to expect on exam day and can help you prepare.

NCE Exam Study Packages

Free NCE Practice Questions Book

We think it’s crucial that students who are preparing for the NCE exam practice on test questions. We include an NCE Practice Questions Exam Cram book with every NCE study package. It includes real practice questions and crucial NCE preparation information.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your NCE tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

Top Scoring NCE Tutors

Our NCE tutors score within the 96th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet each NCE tutor to make sure they have a digestible didactic method.

Free Introductory Hour

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. 

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our Approach

Step 1

When you first sign up for an NCE test prep package, the first thing we are going to do is take some time to learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, and academic strengths and weaknesses. We understand that all test takers have different learning styles, which is why we focus on creating personalized lesson plans that are unique to each student. We do this through practice tests and one-on-one interviews to get to know you. This way we can match you with the perfect tutor for your learning style and who is knowledgable in your state’s licensure standards.

Step 2

While other NCE tutoring programs just focus on the exam’s content, we believe that it is equally important to focus on strategy. Our tutors will use realistic practice questions to help you become familiar with the testing format, help you practice pacing and time restraints, and review testing strategies so you can walk into that testing center confidently. In addition to tried and true study guides, you will be receiving practice exams that can help you put into practice everything you learn with your tutor.

Step 3

We don’t just want you to memorize some facts, we want you to become comfortable with the material so you can apply it in your schooling and future career. Our tutors know first-hand that the questions you’ll face on test day are designed to be confusing. By incorporating realistic practice tests and high-quality study materials into your prep, we help you get comfortable with the wording of the questions you will encounter on the real NCE.

When the time comes for you to start your NCE exam prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:

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    Have you submitted your application to the NBCC?
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    If so, do you have a test date scheduled?
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    Have you taken the NCE or a practice test before?
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    Are you aware of your state licensure requirements?
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    Will you also need to take the NCMHCE?
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    What are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer in-person or online tutoring?

New to NCE exam test prep? Here’s some information about the NCE exam:

The National Counselor Examination (NCE) is a 200 question test designed to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills to become a licensed counseling professional. This is a non-sectioned, multiple-choice exam that may be taken online or on paper depending on your Pearson Vue testing center. On average this exam will take 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete, with an extra 15 minutes to review the NDA and watch a tutorial.

You may take this exam while you are still in graduate school or after you have graduated depending on your program. In order to begin the certification process, you must submit an application to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and pay an application fee. You should hear back in 2 to 3 weeks whether your application has been accepted or not, and if it has you will be notified to schedule your test date through Pearson Vue. After your exam, you have the option to have your score reports sent to a third-party for an additional fee payable through NBCC.

*Depending on your state’s licensure requirements you may also have to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) in order to become a national certified counselor (NCC). You can easily check your state’s requirements through the NBCC’s online directory.

The Total Score
  • Intake, Assessment, and Diagnosis
  • Professional Practice & Ethics
  • Treatment Planning
  • Counseling Skills and Interventions
  • Areas of Clinical Focus
  • Core Counseling Attributes
There will be a total of 200 multiple-choice questions on the exam, though only 160 will be scored. The average time to complete the NCE is 3hrs and 45mins.

What Makes Us Different

Between work and school, we understand that life can be busy. That’s why we let you set the schedule for your tutoring sessions. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a NCE tutoring schedule that sets you up for success while accommodating your busy life.

Expert Tutoring Shouldn’t Break The Bank

We know this journey of NCE prep is expensive, which is why we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer a money-back guarantee and extended payment plans so you can just focus on launching your career.

Group Options

Our NCE group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person depending on your preferences. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized tutoring expert will get to know each student before assessing the group as a whole, so that they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

More Info & Resources

Free Resources

Check out the official National Board for Certified Counselor’s webpage for help registering and beginning your application process.

For help figuring out your state’s licensure and certification requirements, as well as upcoming test dates, check out the NBCC’s state board directory.

If you’ve already received your approval notice from the NBCC, go to the Pearson Vue’s national counseling examination page for examination policies and to schedule your test date.

For free test questions and information regarding the NCE, download the NBCC’s official handbook here. (pdf)

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