Comprehensive Exam - CPCE – CEFS 670

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/04/2021

Course Description

The Comprehensive Exam - CPCE must be taken no earlier than completion of the prerequisite courses listed. The Comprehensive Exam - CPCE must be successfully completed prior to degree conferral. Exam fee of $45 will be billed to the student's account, due to outside institution administrative fee.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The CPCE is an important milestone in the students’ educational journey wherein they review and are tested on key material from their education that represent core competencies. Throughout this process, students will be prepared for their licensure exam which they will take upon graduating from their program.

Method of Instruction: The CPCE is not offered as an “official” 16-week university course. However, the syllabus format is used to remind students that they are expected to review and study material provided over the entire course of their studies.

Course Assignment

Please note the passing score for the CPCE changes with every version of the exam. Please refer to the Comprehensive Exam webpage for up to date information.

Students are permitted to take the exam once per semester with no more than three attempts permitted. After the second attempt, a student must fill out a CTAP form and wait at least one semester before attempting the CPCE for the third time. After three failed attempts, students will no longer be eligible for the licensure track degree. Students will need to contact the Department of Community Care and Counseling to discuss the opportunity of transferring their earned credits and conferring a non-licensure 30-hour Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree.