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Counseling Comprehensive Exam

Counseling Comprehensive Exam (Comp Exam)
• Required for all counseling students (except for the 30-hour Human Services degree program and School Counseling) • Graduation requirement

Prerequisites
• COUN 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 510, 512, 521, 522, 667 • Hold a 3.0 GPA • Good standing in the program

Two Part Exam
• CPCE – Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam • Published by the CCE (Center for Credentialing Education, an affiliate of the National Board of Certified Counselors) • Integration • Specific to Liberty University

Passing the Comp Exam
• Must pass BOTH parts • Passing Scores • CPCE: 67 out of 136 (version 100112) • Integration: 14 out of 20

Retaking the Comp Exam
• Passed one part, failed one part • Retake only the part you did not pass • Failed both parts • Retake both parts.

CPCE – 8 Core Content Areas
• Human Growth & Development • Social and Cultural Foundations • Helping Relationships • Group Work • Career & Lifestyle Development • Appraisal • Research and Program Evaluation • Professional Orientation & Ethics • 160 Multiple-Choice Questions • 17 Questions per Content Area

Integration
• Integration of theology and psychology. • Based on COUN 506 • 20 Multiple-Choice Questions • May be available on Blackboard by Spring 2013

Time Limit
• 4 Hours

Test Fee
• COUN 670 and/or 671 will show on ASIST • $45 charge on student account for the CPCE, each time you register. • $0 charge for the Integration

Maximum Number of Attempts
• Students may take the COMP EXAM no more than 3 TIMES. • If unable to pass after 3 attempts, you will need to transfer into the 30-hour Human Services degree program to attain your Master’s degree.

CPCE Study Tips
• No official study guide • Any study materials developed for the NCE (National Counselor Exam) • http://www.nbcc.org/Exams/Study#NCE provides a list of study guides available for the NCE. • Study Guide for the National Counselor...
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