National Certified School Counselor Credential
NBCC offers a specialty credential for school counselors called the National Certified School Counselor credential (NCSC). To be eligible for a specialty credential, individuals must already hold the NCC. After obtaining the NCC and accruing three years of post graduate supervised work experience as a school counselor, they may be eligible to apply for the NCSC. Another exam is required to obtain this credential. It is the National Certified School Counselor Examination (NCSCE).
There is a combination application for those wishing to obtain the NCC and the NCSC at the same time, but it is only available to those who have completed their advanced degrees and have accrued at least three years of post-graduate supervised work experience as a school counselor. Therefore, GSA applicants are not eligible to apply. A graduate student interested in the NCSC should first obtain the NCC credential and then use the single NCSC application once all experience requirements have been met.