Government Affairs

NBCC supports National Certified Counselors (NCCs) and the counseling profession through government affairs initiatives at the federal and state levels. NBCC works with public and private stakeholders to implement policies that increase access to and funding for counselors.

Current Objectives

Additionally, NBCC is a sustaining member of the Fair Access Coalition on Testing, a national organization that works to ensure that the public has access to psychological and other testing instruments.


NBCC promotes legislation to make counselors Medicare-eligible providers.

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Military Health Systems

NBCC supports service members, veterans, and their families and promotes ensuring access to qualified mental health counselors.

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Federal Occupational Series

NBCC spearheads the effort to create a federal job classification for the counseling profession that allows hiring across all government agencies.

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How You Can Help

If you want to support government affairs efforts for the counseling profession and receive additional news about government affairs activities, join the NBCC grassroots network by e-mailing your contact information and NCC number to NBCC’s grassroots network consists of NCCs who care about important issues for the counseling profession and are motivated to get involved by contacting their legislators to help pass important counselor legislation.

Make your voice heard. Contact your legislators about the issues that matter to you.

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