Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure - Examinations

Which License Type Requires Passing the NCE Examination?
Conditional or Full License Professional Counselor, Conditional Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Conditional Licensed Pastoral Counselor

Which License Type Requires Passing the NCMHCE Examination?
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Pastoral Counselor

Which License Type Requires passing the MFT Examination?
Conditional or Full Marriage and Family Therapy License

Do I need board permission to sit for the NCE or the NCMHCE examinations?
Yes -before applying for licensure, candidates are required to apply to sit for the NCE or NCMHCE examination. However, NBCC will permit a candidate to sit for the NCE examination independent of the Maine board if either the candidate's school enrolls them or if a candidate is applying for the NBCC credential. The following website contains more information regarding the examinations:www.nbcc.org

Do I need board permission to sit for the MFT Examination?
Yes -before applying for licensure, candidates are required to apply to sit for the MFT examination. If you are applying by Endorsement or with out of state licensed experience, you must use the Standard/Endorsement application to apply for the examination approval and licensure at the same time. You will still be required to pass the examination prior to the license being issued.