Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health

Licensure & Certification

Licensed Professional Counselor

In the state of Pennsylvania, professional counselors are governed by the State Board for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors –

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National Certified Counselor

National Certified Counselors (NCC) are board certified counselors who offer the highest standards of practice because they have met stringent education, examination, supervision, experience, and ethical requirements

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Registered Art Therapist

Becoming a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) requires the completion of qualifying master's level education (including art therapy core curriculum, supervised practicum and internship experiences) and post-education supervised clinical experience. In addition, Board Certification (ATR-BC) is a widely recognized professional designation of the major health and educational professions in the United States.

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National Counselors Examination

The National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) is an examination designed to assess knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services.

  • Since 2016, CTC students 85% of students have passed the NCE during their final spring semester. Students in the CTC program have the option to take the NCE during their final semester of graduate studies.