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As an employer, you want to:

  • Hire dedicated, well-informed professional counselors
  • Be able to quickly identify those potential employees who have undergone a review of their qualifications
  • Have assurance that your employees are remaining current with professional developments
  • Have clear, enforceable national conduct standards
  • Be able to assure potential clients that they have options when expressing concerns about a counselor’s conduct

NBCC helps you achieve these goals. In order to become certified, National Certified Counselors (NCCs) voluntarily meet national standards in education, experience, and conduct. To maintain their certification, NCCs must satisfy NBCC requirements, including the completion of continuing education requirements and adherence to ethical standards. You can review the ethical standards of national certifications through our Code of Ethics. NBCC also provides standards for counselors who provide distance professional services.

NBCC has developed resources you can use to find and vet qualified candidates:

Locate a counselor who is nationally certified by NBCC
Discover a counselor’s certification status
Learn about required conduct and how concerns are reviewed
Read about the continuing education National Certified Counselors are required to complete
Recognize specialty certifications offered by NBCC

Why Should I Hire NCCs?

  • NCCs must follow specific conduct requirements as identified in NBCC’s enforceable Code of Ethics.
  • NBCC’s Ethics Case Procedures describes the procedures which represent a resource for employers to address concerns about applicants or certificants.
  • NCCs must complete verified continuing education in order to maintain their certification.
  • Employing NCCs demonstrates a commitment to providing access for your clients to those professionals who meet high standards for professional counseling.

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