What Does NCC Mean?


NCC = National Certified Counselor

This professional is committed to counseling.

The NCC is voluntary. Professionals who complete this voluntary process distinguish themselves from those who only pursue credentials that are required for practice. As an NCC, you show your dedication to providing quality services and to the counseling profession.

This professional voluntarily submits to an established conduct review conducted by professionals in counseling.

Counselors work with sensitive information. If there is a question about your actions, clients or others may follow an established process to obtain a neutral review of their concern.

This professional is required to remain current with developments in the profession.

Board certified counselors complete continuing education in order to maintain their certification and stay current with developments in the profession.

This professional may have specialty practice areas.

NCCs have the opportunity to demonstrate expertise with NBCC specialty certifications: the Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) and National Certified School Counselor (NCSC). These certifications show that you have met national standards for a specialty practice, including additional education and experience requirements and a specialty examination.