Certification

National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE)

In accordance with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., students will be allowed to sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCE) exam during the scheduled testing date in spring semester during internship.

Licensed School Counselor - Illinois

To be a licensed school counselor in the state of Illinois, students must follow state and college licensure procedures. Follow the instructions on the Procedure for State Professional Teaching License Application Process in the Program Attachment Section of the Student Handbook. Also, remember that the Basic Skills Test (prior to April 2012) or the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (after April 2012) and the School Counselor Test (#181) must be passed to complete the licensure process. Registration, dates, study guides and test frameworks for both of these tests may be found at Illinois Licensure Testing System. The Department of Teacher Education provides additional resources to prepare for the TAP and offers prep study sessions.

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School Counseling Licensure for another state

Information for application forms can be obtained by writing to the Teacher Certification Office at the state capital for the state in which you are applying. Addresses and phone numbers for these offices may be obtained from EHS College Records Support or the Certification Officer. Caution: An Illinois state counseling license permits you to counsel only in the state of Illinois.