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  • (a) The written examination for a professional counselor license as required under AS 08.29.110(a)(4) is the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC). An applicant must obtain a passing score on the examination accepted by the board based on the determinations made by the NBCC.
  • (b) In lieu of the NCE or NCMHCE , the board will accept passage of another nationally recognized examination for professional counselors that is equivalent to the NCE or NCMHCE. The applicant must obtain verification of passage of the examination accepted by the board, sent directly to the board by the administrator of the examination.
  • (c) Repealed 01/14/2011.
  • (d) Except as provided in 12 AAC 62.100(e), an applicant who has passed an examination specified in (a) or (b) of this section must retake the examination if the applicant has not been issued an initial license within three years of passing the examination. For good cause shown, the board may grant an extension of up to two years of use of the examination.
  • Authority: AS 08.29.020 AS 08.29.110

CRC Exam

The Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRC) is a valid national exam that will be accepted by the Board in lieu of the NCE or NCMHCE exams as per 12 ACC 62.110 (b).

NCE and NCMHCE Exams

To obtain information regarding the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) described in 12 AAC 62.110, contact:

National Board of Certified Counselors
3 Terrace Way, Suite D
Greensboro, NC 27403-3660
Phone: (336) 547-0607

The examination registration is now on-line; please go to NBCC’s webpage at Please follow the instructions below to register for the examination. Any questions should be directed to NBCC as they administer the exam for Alaska.

  1. Choose the “ProCounselor” login” tab. (top right of the page). The new landing page will be available after 6pm EST Tuesday, June 21st.
  2. Select “Register to Take an NBCC Exam for State Licensure”.
  3. To advance, all line item headers in Bold must be completed.
  4. Choose the option to upload the transcript, it must be done before you can proceed to the next page.
  5. Credit card payment is required at this point. Checks are no longer acceptable.
  6. Individuals are required to provide an electronic signature.
  7. Once all the mandatory information has been completed and credit card payment submitted, the State Licensure Facilitators will receive the candidate’s registration.

Please note that paper registrations are still available but they will only be sent out on request and only money orders will be accepted. Please contact Tammi Lee at the Center for Credentialing & Education to request a paper registration.

    Tammi T. Lee
    Client Relations Manager
    Center for Credentialing & Education
    3 Terrace Way
    Greensboro, NC 27403-3660
    336.482.2856 (Telephone)
    336.482.2852 (Fax)