"It’s (CPCE) a standardized exam that has recognition and merit in the [profession] of counseling.”
—Norma Day-Vines, Ph.D., DCC
Beginning August 1, 2017, CCE will discontinue pencil-and-paper administrations of the CPCE. Exceptions can be granted for students with approved accommodations.
Over 400 college and university counseling programs across the country use CCE’s Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).
Counseling programs benefit from the CPCE in various ways.
While CCE does not offer an official study guide for the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), we do provide a list of textbook resources frequently used in CACREP-accredited counselor preparation programs.
The list of resources can be found at CPCE Textbook Guide.
University and college counseling programs have the option to offer the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) as: