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.