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Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

Students who are enrolled in the 48-hour and 60-hour Licensed Professional Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapy track or the Clinical Mental Health or Marriage and Family Counseling track must successfully pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) and the Integration Exam. Students must pass a comprehensive examination before their degree will be conferred.

The Liberty University Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies is utilizing the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), published by the Center for Credentialing and Education Inc. (CCE), which is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc. (NBCC), for the majority of the examination.

Exam Prerequisites

Registration for Exam

Exam Results

Scores will be received immediately upon completion of the exam. Allow six to seven weeks for the CPCE Coordinator to receive the scores and post a grade to Blackboard. Once the exam scores are processed, a notice will be sent to you within two business days (via your Liberty University email address) notifying you of the results

Passing Score

  • CPCE: The passing score for the CPCE changes with every version of the exam.
    • The passing score for version 100420 is a 67/136 or higher.
    • The passing score for version 100121 is a 72/136 or higher.
  • Integration Exam: The passing score for the Integration Exam is 14 questions correct out of 20.

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