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Comprehensive Examination*

Successful completion of the program also requires that students pass a comprehensive exam, typically conducted at the culmination of the student's program of study. This is a multiple choice examination that mirrors the National Counselor Examination (NCE). The specific exam is the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), a 160 item exam used by over 220 colleges and universities that train professional counselors. Information about this exam can be found at: .

All Admitted applicants in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track will register and take the CPCE examination that is required for M.Ed. degree completion. Pass rates are established by national normative data and by the CCP faculty. Three faculty members from the CCP program are selected to serve as the student's Comprehensive Examination Supervisory Committee. These three committee members also serve as the student's supervisory committee and oversee the year-end evaluation of the student's program of study.

*Students who do not pass the CPCE in 3 attempts will be offered an alternate exam.

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Attend an information session to learn more about our M.Ed. Programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (Salt Lake City or St. George Programs).

• Program Mission/Objectives
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Due to Coronavirus precautions, Info Sessions for Clinical Mental Health Counseling will now be Zoom meetings:


Apr 1, 2020 07:00 PM

May 6, 2020 07:00 PM

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Last Updated: 3/23/20