NCMHCE Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Maintained and Updated as of 2024

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Upward Mobility presents our National Clinical Mental Health Exam Prep app, with over 300 review questions designed to help you study for the NCMHCE exam administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

This is the ideal study tool for those working toward certification in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or the Military Health System.

Our targeted multiple choice questions include detailed explanations to help reinforce your comprehension of the material. All our questions were written exclusively for Upward Mobility.

The practice questions cover all the necessary content areas required for NCMHCE certification:

  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Administration, Consultation, and Supervision

Our exclusive and intuitive UI provides three different practice modes:

  • a Study Mode that helps you learn at your own pace with instant feedback
  • a Test Mode that lets you time yourself and choose the topics you want to study
  • a Review Mode to go over your answers and see what you missed

This app is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the NBCC or any other organization.


The NCMHCE Clinical Mental Health Counselor exam contains 130-150 questions (100 scored, 30-50 unscored) divided across 11 different case studies of 9 to 15 questions each.

The NCMHCE is 4 hours and 15 minutes long.

The passing score for the NCMHCE is not explicitly stated, but is graded on each individual test taker’s performance on the exam without influence from other test takers.

The NCMHCE is used to evaluate if test takers have the knowledge necessary to be competent professional counselors through usage of realistic case studies to assess entry level clinical mental health counselors.

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