NBCC Certification Mark and Use Policy


NBCC is providing the following information in response to certificant inquiries concerning the use of the NCC and specialty marks in advertising and business materials, such as business cards, stationery and/or letterhead, e-mail signature, brochures, Internet Web sites, or signs.

The NCC mark should be included on counseling advertising and business materials with the name of the certificant and the nature of the services related to the mark (e.g., professional counseling services). The NCC certification mark may not be used to indicate that the certificant’s employer or any company or organization is certified by NBCC.

If you have any questions concerning use of the NCC mark, please contact the NBCC Certification Department at 336-547-0607.

Examples of Proper Use and Appearance

Proper use and appearance of the NCC Mark include but are not limited to the following examples:

NCC Only
NCC with Specialty
Jane Doe, NCCJane Doe, NCC, NCSC
John Doe, National Certified CounselorJohn Doe, NCC
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Jane Doe
Jane Doe
John Doe
National Certified Counselor

Sample Web ad
Sample business card

To save your NBCC credential design mark please follow the instructions below.

  • For a low resolution image (suitable for Web and electronic use):
    Right click the image and select “Save As” to save the image to your computer.
  • For a high resolution image (recommended for printing):
    Click on the image and it will open in a new window. Then save the file to your computer.