NBCC is the largest national counseling certification organization in the world. NBCC developed the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification to help potential clients and members of the public recognize professionals who have voluntarily met standards set by the counseling profession. In order to maintain board certification, counselors are required to follow established conduct standards and must also complete specific continuing education requirements that show they are remaining current with developments in the profession. Demonstrating its commitment to the public, NBCC provides an established process for the review of expressed concerns about an applicant or certificant.
The NCC is a voluntary certification, not a license to practice. Understand the differences between the two.
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