The DCC application packet is under revision. We will make it available again as soon as we finish the training provider(s) transition and review of the credentialing requirements.

If you have already completed the pre-approved training through ReadyMinds and would now like to apply for the DCC credential, please contact Regina Flora at for an application packet.

Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)

Distance Credentialed Counselor

Training Requirement

Effective August 31, 2014, the DCC training and exam will no longer be available through ReadyMinds.

If you register for the DCC training through ReadyMinds, you must complete the training and successfully pass the exam or TAR requirement no later than August 31, 2014 in order to receive your certificate of completion from ReadyMinds.

Information regarding future approved training providers will be available on this Web site as soon as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Requirements to attend the DCC Training Program include:

  • Master's degree in counseling or a mental health related field.

Requirements to attend the DCC Training Program AND obtain the DCC Credential include:

  • A master's degree in counseling or related mental health field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A license to practice counseling or a related field in the state or country in which the candidate resides or works OR certification in good standing as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
  • Successful completion of the 15 hour DCC Training Program and the DCC written Training Accountability Requirement (TAR) document.

Foreign Degree Equivalency Note

Candidates who have completed their degrees from a school outside of the United States must have their degree evaluated by an international transcript evaluation service and submit the results to CCE with the application. CCE accepts evaluation of non-U.S. transcripts completed by World Education Services, Inc., Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers' Office of International Education Services.

Additional Information about the DCC Training Program

To learn more about the DCC Training Program, find a training location near you, or to register for a DCC workshop, please visit this Web site later or contact CCE.