People E-mail us after they get the results of the exam . Usually we hear from those that have passed. Unfortunately people that don't pass feel their performance on the exam is a reflection of their competency as a professional rather than how well they take tests or happen to be feeling that day! Those that don't pass are put back on the site for FREE. We want you to pass; we need more professionals out there!!
My site provided me with ear plugs, we were not allowed to wear coats or scarves (so when planning your layered look for changeable temperature during the exam, don't count on a scarf!), we were not allowed to keep our wallets available (personal items went into a locked bag that we could request to have unlocked during the exam if necessary so if you need an inhaler or chapstick, you can get it but not without permission), do not reach into your pockets for any reason (someone else during the exam went to get a cough drop out of her pants pocket and was disqualified as a result), the proctor did not sit with us although she was always available outside the room and we were being watched on CCT.
USA - Thank you, I passed my test today!
Your study materials were very beneficial. Your recent materials were so very similar, I couldn't believe it. I felt so very prepared.
USA - Hi Dr. Hutchinson,
I am writing to tell you I PASSED the NCE on my first attempt! Your website was a HUGE help! I will definitely recommend it to friends and colleagues that will be taking these exams! Thank you again for all of your help (suspending my subscription & creating an awesome study guide website!).
USA - I am not sending a question I just wanted to let you know that I passed my NCE because I purchased 1 week of your online exams!!! I scored a 116 and I am very pleased!
USA - Dear Linton,
Thank you again for providing me with the tools to pass the exam. I had failed the exam twice before finding your program, despite studying intensively. Discouraged and down hearted, I decided to give your program a try. You personally called me and I voiced my concern of failing again. I remember your words “This has no reflection on your competencies.” I realized right away that you were right. I have done so much for others with my dedication and skills. Why would I let this exam get me down? So with determination, I tried again. Your daily e-mails gave me continued support and encouragement. It meant so much to me that you really cared that I would pass!
I am a visual learner. What worked best for me was to print your questions and answers and I placed them into a large 3 ring binder folder. I took it with me everywhere I went and studied when I had a few extra moments. I arranged the questions into sections, such as Human Growth, Career, Research, etc., and added other important information that you provided. I actually enjoyed studying your material on-line as you made it fun. I was encouraged when I gradually saw improvement on my scores. I enjoyed the fun quizzes and the stress relieving games (bug on a wire) when I needed to take a small break.
While taking the exam, I felt confident because I knew the material! I used several of the suggested strategies that I learned from your section on scenarios and making the right selection. Also, remembering your advice: cause no harm to client, do not act alone, and refer when needed, got me through many questions.
I am part of a supervision group of colleagues that also need to take the exam. You can bet that I will recommend your program! At this moment, saying thank you does not seem enough!
USA - Trifecta completed!
Thank you Dr. Hutchinson,
I have used your content-rich and well designed website to pass yet
another licensure exam. I first used your site to pass the NCE in
2005. Just this past November I again studied for the MFT exam using
your site and passed that exam on the first attempt. Today, after
doing every clinical simulation on your website, I took and passed the
NCMHCE! Trifecta and thank you very much. I will be telling folks who
are preparing for these exams about your site. Thank you very much.
USA - Just wanted to let you know I passed the CPCE exam the first time using this site! Thank you!
Maryville, TN USA - 01/18/2013 Wanted to let you know I passed the NCE! Need a 91 to pass, I got a 117! I only had a week subscription to your website, but it was enough for me! Thanks so much Linton for all you do!
AZ USA - I just wanted to say I took the NCE last week and passed! I love the ability to take different sized tests as well as the practice sections. This site was a lifesaver! I needed a 97 to pass and received a 114.
USA - Thanks for this great service! Took the NCE yesterday and got a 134 (only 91 was required to pass)! Your site was a huge help.
USA - Thank You Dr. Hutchinson!
Just passed my NCE exam yesterday - with the assistance of your wonderful website.
I can't speak more highly of it and will be recommending it to all fellow colleagues as they prepare for the exam.
USA - Hi Doc,
I just wanted to thank you for your service. I passed both of my exams this week. I will be sure to refer my colleagues as they prepare for their tests.
USA - Thank you Dr. Linton for helping me pass the LPC exam the first time! Your study materials really helped me achieve better understanding of material I was not exposed to. Bless you!
USA - Thank you, thank you, thank you! I passed the test with the help of your materials. Working on the practice tests certainly made a difference in the speed factor. As a result of using my time wisely, I had time to review my answers. I combined Dr. Howard Rosenthal's materials with yours: a great combo! I appreciate the effort you have put into creating this. Sincerely, Catherine
USA - Just want to say thank you so much for your study material I took the NCE 4 times and failed ordered your study material for 30 days and passed with flying colors I am so happy happy !
USA - Dear Doctor Linton: I just wanted to Thank you for everything. I got a hundred percent! I actually got all the questions right including the other questions. It took me 4 hours to finish but i did. I was so happy I could not believe it.. But back to why I contacted you: It is all due to your program. I went through the whole program three times. I'm so proud! thank you; thank you; thank you! Betsy
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
Passed exam this afternoon! Couldn't have done it without CounselingExam.com! I spent a lot of time on your site and it was very instructional!
USA - Just wanted to let you all know that I passed both the CRC and NCE by way of using your wonderful websites. Just wanted to say thank you. I passed the CRC last October and the NCE this past Monday (both on my first attempt).
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed the NCE today!!! On the first try! I appreciate your website and all of its' material. FYI: I used CRCexam.com and passed the CRC exam on the first try as well.) Thank you.
USA - Hi Dr Hutchinson thanks for everything I did pass the exam this time!!
USA - I passed the NCE Exam. Thanks for your material. I loved the test questions. It was helpful for my success.
USA - I took the NMHCE exam last month and the NCE this month - I passed both of them!! Counselingexam.com was a fantastic site for studying both tests! I was averaging 75-80% on simulations and practice tests; and I passed both tests with plenty of room for error! i have recommended this site to all my cohorts who have not yet taken the exams. THANK YOU!!!
USA - Hi Dr. Hutchinson. I just wanted to let you know that I took the NCE today and I PASSED! It was a really hard test, but with a lot of studying with your site, and a lot of prayer, I did it! Thank you. Vicki
Cincinnati, OH USA - Just wanted to say GREAT - I studied to the 80% level on your quizzes and passed the NCE with 30% to spare.
USA - Just wanted to let you know I passed on the first try. Practice questions on an everyday basis really helped me to adjust to taking the test on a computer. So much better than reading a study guide. Thanks!
USA - ust want to report that I passed the NCE today on the first attempt. I credit counselingexam.com for the success. Your site was the only resource I used. Thanks for the help!
USA - Thanks for all the materials via my subscription to the CounselingExam.com site. I just took my NCE exam in Colorado today and passed. Just wanted to say thanks for all your study materials. Don't think I could have done it without your help.
USA - Just want to say thank you because I passed my NCE exam yesterday!!!! The audio and iPhone app were aweseome.
USA - I thought I would take a moment to tell you I passed the NCE (by a good margin) and that your study materials were essential in achieving this result. My formative education was not in the US, and standardized testing was not the norm. Facts were stressed less that critical thinking. As the result, I did not have years of standardized test practice under my belt. Your practice questions helped to relieve anxiety, give me much needed practice at developing strategies, and helped me to stop looking for exceptions and start looking at the answers on the page.
USA - I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful service. I took the NCE for the first time today AND PASSED! Several times throughout the test I was reminded of questions on the site, and used a lot of the strategies.
USA - I just got back from PASSING the NCE and, after calling my mom, you're the first person I want to tell. Without this website I am convinced that my score would have been a lot lower than it was. The minimum passing score for my version of the exam was 91/160. I got 135/160! So thank you thank you thank you thank you for creating this website!!!
USA - Hey Dr. Linton,
I am happy to report to you that I passed the NCE in Ohio today. Hooray!!! I want to say thank you for making it possible through your program, I will always be grateful to you and your program and will tell others who plan to take the NCE about it. It helped me immensely!!! My wife and kids are celebrating this with me and I am on top of the world!
Thanks again to you!!!
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
I just want let you know that I passed my NCE exam . By God's grace and thanks to your study material I "snared" it the first time. Your material was if tremendous help to me. Your help is truly and greatly appreciated.
USA - Dear Linton and Counselingexam.com Team,
Just a note to express my heartfelt gratitude for all of the resources that you provided.
Last week, I took the exam for the first time and PASSED!!!!!
I know that it was the resources that I practiced on your site that gave me the skills/strategies I needed.
Furthermore, the inspirational e-mails were AMAZING!!!! That component definitely lifted me up and pushed me forward when the thought of giving up crossed my mind.
Your site covers all aspects of the exam from content to anxiety; from theory practice laced with the human and spiritual experience and topped with the encouragement and reminders we all NEED in order to accomplish our dreams.
Happy Holidays and Many Blessings to all of you for what you do!!!
USA - Linton,
Thanks so much for your kind and inspiring words. I've given it some thought and to tell you the truth, I don't have any suggestions. It seems to me that your preparation course covers everything and challenges the student to the point of craziness BUT that's why I passed. The exam was pretty easy really. I was surprised. I prepared for the NCE with your on-line package and the NCMHCE again. I passed both the first time.
Before I tried the on-line package for the NCMHCE I tried two other preparatory courses and did not find them half as helpful as yours. I had forgotten about counselingexam.com after I took the NCE. A friend of mine who used counselingexam.com told me about it and I purchased three months immediately. It's what made the difference and I also learned a lot in the process! That's the point right??
So, Linton, all I can say is, counselingexam.com is the BEST way to get prepared and I will refer anyone that needs to prepare for the exam to you. Should I think of something in the future that could benefit you I will certainly send you a message.
Thanks again for the great preparation. It make all the difference in the world.
I want to share something spiritual with you. You know the inspiration messages you send everyday. The one about the meadowlark, thunder & lightening, star shining, a new life and then lastly the butterfly. Butterflies are very special to me. After I read the message, (it was the day before my exam) I said to myself, "I wish I could see a butterfly." Later in the day, I realized that it would not be possible to see a butterfly because they have all migrated for the winter. Then later in the day, I was downstairs, putting away the box of Gain detergent when I noticed a butterfly on the back of the box. It was at that moment I knew I would pass the exam and did not study anymore the rest of the day. When I went to take the exam, I wore a butterfly pin on the pocket of my jeans and every now and then would look down at it and say "please help me to pass." God made it happen. I really believe that.
Take care Linton. Counselingexam.com was a very good experience. Danah
USA - I had just wanted to thank you for creating this website and how well it prepared me in taking the NCE. In preparing for this exam I had explored every avenue to obtain a high score, and with the help of this website it put me far above the marks for passing the exam. Thank you for creating this site!!
USA - Just wanted to say thank you. Passed on first attempt. Your website was a lifesaver!
USA - Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your site. I took and passed my exam this week. It was encouraging to watch my scores go up - the more I used the site. I appreciated the appealing and varied format.
USA - Yes, I passed and I owe it to your wonderful site!!!!! This was a difficult process for me as I have not worked in the field in this capacity ever! Failed on the first attempt by one point. Three months later passed with a very high score. Thanks, Dr Linton
USA - Hi Linton this is Kia from Chicago, Ill and I'm thrilled to announce that I passed both exams (NCE and the NCMHCE). I took them on the same day which was brutal!
USA - just wanted to thank you and I couldn't figure out where to leave feedback. I passed the exam, thanks to your site. I loved the games and the format was wonderful. Thanks again!
USA - Hello,
I was actually trying to find a way to report to the site about my experience with your material. I passed!
I gave myself six weeks to study using the material I purchased through your site and I was amazed at the results your site gave me and it was appropriate for people with all learning styles. Now Im telling everyone about this site!
I have nothing but good things to say
Forever Greatful Thasia
USA - I passed my exam with flying colors...I really didn't miss that many questions. Thanks for everything, the site was amazing!
USA - It's in there! :-)
I just wanted to let you know that I passed my NCE exam on my first attempt thanks to your web site. It was the only tool that I used in preparing. The questions asked on the actual exam were very similar to your practice exam questions.
All the best,
USA - THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU !!! I just got from taking my LPC exam and I passed. Thanks for those inspirational messages.
USA - I took my NCE yesterday and PASSED! Thank you this wonderful program. I will everyone know about it.
USA - I passed the NCE today. The practice exams, emailed daily questions, and the full length exam were very helpful. I found the career development information the most helpful. Thank you.
USA - I just want to thank you for your help, I took my test and passed. Thank you:-) Jennifer
USA - Hi Linton,
I just wanted to tell you I used your website for both the LPC and LCPC-I passed both of them on the first try. I truely believe in your website and would not have passed without it. The simulations in particular were so helpful-not only to learn the material properly, but being able to familiarize myself with the format of the test alleviated a lot of anxiety for me. Your daily inspirations and reminders were an unexpected but very appreciated part of the experience. Thanks for doing what you do-I am spreading the word! It really was "all in there!" Rachel
USA - Hola Linton,
I passed the exam on my first try with flying colors. Your web page (as well the Rosenthal book) was very helpful for me.
I want to thank you for all the effort you are putting into this preparation. It is not only helpful with the complete information you have about the eight CACREP standards. To learn the way to take a multiple choice test, to reduce stress, and your encouragement was very helpful.
To my colleagues waiting to take the NCE exam:
The exam is not easy, but becomes easy if you study and have the concepts of everything clear. Yes, it has questions in every single area of the eight CACREP standards.
There are no tricky questions. That's good to know.
English is my second language and I did it on my first try.
Yes, we can do it! Go Linton! It's there!
USA - Dear Linton,
Thanks be to you, your wonderful course and the attached file, I more than passed the national exam today. I am so grateful to you for all your support and for the way that you have woven support (positive reinforcement) throughout the course.
Many many blessings to you; you help so many in what you do. AND, I have to say that the part in the attached book on ANOVA was hilarious; it was great to have a laugh in the midst of all the other study. My daughter raises chickens of various plumage and exotic breeds (in addition to having eleven horses, four dogs, two pot-bellied pigs and two cats). The chickens are often funny for us, but the thought of beaming in smoothe jazz to them, or hip hop made us both chuckle. You are quite imaginative.
USA - Dear Hutch! I took the NCE exam a few days ago and I passed! I used your book, index cards, your daily free online mini tests and the last week before the exam, I got a 1 week subscription to your site and visited every category possible getting as much info, testing -taking suggestions, and practice tests. I started this process in December and scheduled to take the test in march but as the date got closer, I did not feel well-enough prepared (due to a family emergency situation that did not allow me to study as much as I had wanted. So I reschedule for 6 weeks later and I spent an incredible amount of time studying. I spent sometimes 14 hrs a day studying! I asked my family to pretty much take care of themselves and spent late nights and early mornings (4am-7am) before I went to work at my fulltime practice. I also used Andrew Helwig's study guide and DVD's which really helped me understand the statistics part.
My testing experience was nerve-wracking! Just like you said, I dressed in layers which was great because the testing room was hot with no ventilation. I took earplugs that were helpful but some of the people outside of the testing room were so noisy that I had to ask them to please be quiet. I explained how important this test was for myself and the people taking it and that I needed quiet in order to think. They did settle down and things got better. A took the computer version of the exam and I wrote down all the statistics thibgs and acronyms I had memorized on the scrap paper which was just one of the helpful things you suggested. So to others out there, write down your facts you memorized before you actually start the timed part of the exam because that will otherwise take 10 minutes out of your 4 hrs. I had also visited the exam site the week before and asked to see the room and they let me do that so I could imagine the situation which helped alleviate some of my anxiety. I took a bottle of water and some cookies and I must say that I didn't want to stop druing the test for a snack or anything because I needed every minute.
What I'd like to say to others out there is that when the test first began I was stressed and the first 20 questions I felt that I coul not answer and started flaggin almost everone question to go back and revisit. However, as time went on I got into the swing of things and began to feel more comfortable with the process and how to answer the questions (what they were looking for). Not until about 3 hrs into the exam did I feel as if I maybe had a chance of passing. I finished the exam and went back and reviewed all the flags and reviewed the questions that I was really unsure of. When I hit the "End Test" button I was filled with so many emotions! I got my results after I turned in my scratch paper and is said "PASS" on the top. I actually did much better than the average for this exam. I started to cry and even shake a little. I sat in my car and called all my important people to tell them. Then I drove home. After 7 years of schooling, 3600 hrs of supervised counseling, 12 post grad credits, I had finally done it!!
Thank you for all of your daily inspirations, test information, and test-taking tips. It all added up and paid off in a huge way. To all of you OUT THERE, REMEMBER IT'S IN THERE!!! And it truly is! Figure out what they are asking, and know that one of the answers is correct. You'll get it. I Did! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have my life back!!! Kathy
USA - Dr. Linton I want to THANK YOU!!!!!! for helping me pass my NCE. I tool it February 13, 2009. Your wonderful inspirations and practice questions made it possible for me to pass. Again, Thank You and God Bless You Terry
USA - Thank you to Dr. Linton (and to all those grad students who help "man" the email)! Using your prep materials and practice tests in addition to Rosenthal's Encyclopedia and CD's as well as Wellspring's flash cards -- I passed with flying color
USA - You can definitely use this in your advertising. I just received a letter congratulating me on passing the NBCC Exam...with a score 31 points higher than required. I've been out of school for 6 1/2 years, working in public mental health, and have a very cranky attitude about tests and what they prove. I would not have managed to pass this one on my first attempt without having used your website
USA - Linton, I passed!!!! The materials online were a great help......not sure I would have passed without them. The NCE was my last hurdle; so now I'm an LPC....ironically, my posittion was one of those eliminated due to deep funding cuts. Living and trying to work in MI right now is a challenge.......................but, I know something will come along; so, I think I'll get some leisure reading in.
Blessings, to you.
USA - Dr. Linton,
Dec 13: I took my NCE exam yesterday and not only did I pass the exam, but my score was significantly higher than the cutoff. Even though I had gotten a 3.97 GPA in school, at 55 years old, I was terrified that I would not be able to pass the NCE, but I studied diligently with your program for a couple of months and it truly prepared me for the exam. I also read Dr. Rosenthal's book and listened to his tapes when I took my weekly trips out of town and bi-weekly weekend trips to another state to help take care of my 89 year-old mother after my brother passed away. Thank You!
USA - Just a thanks! I passed my NCE with flying colors because of your prep course and today I passed the NCMHCE (again, in good form)!! I could not have done it without your prep course!!
USA - Hello There - Just thought I'd let you know that I took the NCE today and I passed it the first time! Your site definitely helped me with the information and numerous questions available to me. Thanks a ton!
USA - Hi Dr. Hutchinson,
I passed the NCE, and was just offered my supervisor's job as she is leaving!
Thank you for this course and your support. I know that it made the difference considering how much from your course I recognized.
I do not wish to close my membership on your site yet, as I would like to review a little more information. So I intend to keep it for my entire three months.
USA - Dr. Linton,
Thanks for letting me practice for both tests on your website. I passed them both. I really liked your website. I thought the practice exams were so helpful
USA - I signed up to your site about two week ago...I graduated in 2001 from UF and have been working very part time since then in order to get my hours for licensure in that time I had three children and am a very busy mom. I had finished all of my requirements for licensure except for this exam which had me totally nervous and anxious being that I have been out of school for so long...I took my exam this morning and PASSED!!!! I know that I could not have done it without your prep and the absolute necessary and wonderful simulations and guidance that I recieved from your website. Thank you, thank you, thank you.... I will highly recommend this site to anyone getting ready for the NCMHCE.
Thank you again.
Fl USA - Dear Linton,
I passed the NCE test May 9, 2008. My faith in God, your valuable study materials, and encouraging people around me enabled a successful end result. Thank you very, very much.
USA - I took the NCE for Licensure and Certification for the State of Texas and passed with flying colors. Your website was very helpful and provided a sense of relief when I signed up last month.
Tx USA - Dr. Linton, just wanted you to know that I took the NCE on Jan. 10 and passed. This was my first try and I completed the exam in 2 and 1/2 hours out of the 4 hours we're given. Thanks a lot for your website and especially the words of inspiration. I prefer your website with the variety of study helps such as, videos, podcasting. All of which provided a stimulating change using a study manual.
USA - Hi Dr. Linton,
Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful email.
Regarding the test, I was not expecting time management to be an issue for taking the NCE as I always finished my practice exams with plenty of time to spare. However, I used every last minute of the actual four hour exam to complete and review my questions! The Testing tips you give on your website were Life savers! Overall, I found your website extremely helpful, challenging and a key to my success! I certainly will pass along this opinion to anyone I can!! If I can be of any further help, please don't hesitate to contact me! Thank you again, for your dedication and guidance to those of us trying to make a difference!
USA - Dr. Linton Hutchinson, Just a quick word of thanks. I endured the 200
questions yesterday December 3, and thankfully passed. I am very
appreciative of your ongoing email encouragements as well as the online
practice exams. I had graduated with my Masters in counseling in 1997, so
much of the material was vague at best, so the online materials really
prepared me for the type and style of questions that I would find on the
actual exam. Gratefully, Gary
USA - Thanks for your kind words and your inspiration! Tell you the truth, after I
took the exam, I still looked the daily inspirations for a while just because
they made me laugh or made me determined to be the best that I can be.
As for the test, after practicing on your site, it really didn't seem that
difficult. I have already shared the info with my fellow students, so you
should get some other folks signing up from Appalachian State for the next
round. Please continue the great work that you are doing! We helping folk need
a little help ourselves...and you are a great cheerleader for us!! Blessings and
Merry Christmas to you and yours! Sherry
USA - Thanks for the awesome site! I used your site exclusively for the NCE. I scored 28 points above the passing score. I felt very confident taking the test; I couldn't have done it without you. Sure feels great to pass it the first time! Thanks for the great information, your use of humor, and the daily inspirations. It helped to keep me focused! Blessings! Sherry
USA - I subscribed for 2 months and used your site almost daily. I passed the NCE with a high score and attribute it to the practice exams and question format on this site. It helped me to get used to reading questions carefully and thinking through difficult questions. I would definitely recommend your program to others. I feel I got my money's worth.
USA - Thank you for creating this website!!! I have previously taken the test
THREE times and failed!! I took the test again this week after using
your website for less than a week and passed with plenty points to
spare. This website not only helped me with the information but with my
severe test anxiety problem. By using your website I was able to build
my confidence not only with the material but with the use of a computer.
Now that the test is being given on the computer, I was even more
freaked out!! A co-worker suggested that I sign up and it worked!!!
THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR THIS WEBSITE!!!!!
USA - Dr. Linton this is Iris from Caguas, Puerto Rico. I'm so happy to let you know that I took my NCE and passed with a very good score.
Thank you for your support and assistance from the website for preparation of my testing. I must tell you that your questions and materials have made my review productive and also made my practice more efficient, professional, and on target. The questions and study format from your website are great. Your humor sense and your tips help me a lot too. God bless you for all your support. I Know that your site not only helped me to pass the exam but also made me a better therapist. During all the study process you were my best friend. Thanks.
USA - I just wanted to say that this program really work for me. I passed both South Carolina and North Carolina!
USA - I FINALLY pass the test by subscribing to your site! After 10 years and taking the test 15 times! I thank you very much Linton. I'm now looking forward to getting a job in my field.
USA - I passed the test! Thanks for all the wonderful tips. I was the only one to use the entire time allotment to take the exam, the only one with item markers , and the only one who brought a water bottle and simple snacks (chocolate and a banana). Obviously the others did not use your website. I was so glad I had my earplugs in so I was not as distracted by others moving around the room. Another tip that helped was to read the question outloud (softly) to myself. I did that with many of the questions that confused me. I warned the others sitting around me that I may do that and ended up moving to a more isolated spot when one woman kind of freaked out.
Anyway, thanks for the help.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson I wanted to thank you. Your questions and website are great! I passed the NCE and your site had a lot to do with that. Passing score 102 average score 117 my score 135. It was also great that when I called I got immedated call back. It was you and very helpful.
USA - I just wanted to say thank you. I passed the exam with flying colors! I was studying from the same book for 4-5 months, then discovered your website and material and studied from it for a little over one month. It was your website that assisted better than the book. Thank you for helping me pass!
USA - Hello Dr. Hutchinson,
Your NCE study program has been great for me. I am actually feeling pretty
relaxed and prepared for the exam tomorrow. I feel confident because I've
taken so many of your practice exams and have used the other effective tools
for studying in your program.
Also, I really get a kick out of your witty emails and videos. They are
welcome breaks from all the studying and put a smile on my face.
Thanks very much for developing such a useful, informative, encouraging and
humorous NCE study program!
USA - Thank you for all your help. The site was a fantastic learning tool.
I passed just last week with flying colors - an additional 45 points than I needed!
USA - Hi Linton, this is Renae from Dallas, Texas and just wanted to call you and let you know how much I appreciated your web site! I had to take the NCE to pass the state licensure exam
USA - I just took my NCE test and passed! Thanks to Linton's web site. I used the memory section first before I went through the questions. Good luck!
USA - I'm grinning as I write...I PASSED the exam. WOW! Your website was fabulous, especially your practice questions. I started out with the memorization and material, and then religiously kept quizzing myself. THANK YOU for this resource. It was WELL worth it. -
USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
Just a word of thanks for the inspiration, and all your help in the past month. I passed the NCE exam today.Thanks for all you do in helping others. You are appreciated.
USA - It's in there. I took the NCE Sat. Thank you, Thank you, I PASSED. I took it by computer so the results were immediate. Your website prepared me with great test taking tips, practice questions and inspirations. It took me 3 1/2 hours to take the test. I would highly recommend your website.
USA - I just wanted to let you know that I passed the NCE exam. And I really thank you for having this on the computer. I couldn't have done without you. Thank you sooooooo much.
USA - I passed the exam! The material was on target, and I'll admit I thought I should have studied more than I did but what I did apparently paid off. I didn't use any other study material than what was on your website! You're right, it's in there!
USA - Linton, I just got the results from my test and I passed with flying colors! Your questions were sooooo helpful. I left the exam actually feeling over prepared and surprised at how easy the test was. I will definitely recommend your site to my colleagues. Thanks so much, Mandy
USA - Just received my test scores and I really kicked NCE butt. Wanted to thank you for making the test prep so much more engaging. I would not have had the motivation to study so hard without the self-test format you provided.
USA - Dear Linton,
I just want to thank you for helping me pass the exam. I took the exam on July 14th and I passed....and it was my first time taking the test!
I'll be honest with you, at first I got a little frustrated on your site. I thought the questions were really hard. But, had I not familiarized myself with the wording of "those tough questions" the outcome could have been totally different.
USA - Dr. Hutchinson,
I PASSED!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to compile this online study course! It made studying so much easier than reading from the other manual I had purchased! I couldn't have done it without this study guide.
Thanks a Million,
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson:
I would like to thank you for your counseling exam website. I recently passed the NCE exam on the first try and I believe the primary reasons were your website and Dr. Rosenthal's materials. I especially appreciated your timer even though it was frustrating at times. I believe working with the timer is what helped me go through the exam with 1 1/2 hours to spare and I still received a respectable score. Your daily emails especially the inspirations were helpful as well. Thanks again! I have been recommending your website to others who are preparing for the exam.
Follow your dreams!
USA - Just wanted to let you know that I recently passed my NCC exam, and I have to give your website a lot of credit. I didn't realize how well prepared I was until it was test time. I have worked as an LPC for several years and anticipated that the NCC exam would be more difficult than the LPC exam, but it wasn't. Thanks for your help -I couldn't have done it without you! Thanks
USA - Dr. Linton:
I signed up for a month with your website.
Just a note of thanks!!!
For your practice questions, vignettes and website - thanks!
For your daily "you just gotta know" - thanks!
For your encouragement when I knew that if I studied one more minute I would
go postal - thanks!
In the end you were right - I did have it in me and I more than passed!
Thanks, thanks and thanks again!!!
USA - I just want to thank you for such a wonderful website! I took my exam
at then end of April (sorry for not thanking you sooner) and passed with
flying colors! I never could have done it without the help of your
study program. Of course, I had tons of notes from graduate school, but
it would have taken me forever to weed through all that information!
With your website, I was able to concentrate on more difficult areas.
Your simulations and definitions were most helpful. I truly appreciate
what your website offers and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks so
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
Just wanted to let you know that I passed the exam first time with flying colors. Passing score = 100. Perfect score = 160. Mean scores = 115. My score = 121. I trully believe that what helped me was your practice exam format. Getting myself into the mind set of how the questions were going to be asked and then also having a time clock to increase my processing speed was key. Also helpful was the information on groups and career counseling. I have a master's in clinical psych and the career portion was minimized in my program. Your site provided what I needed to know to pass the exam. I did everything that you suggested about exam prep the night before and the day of the exam. I took frequent breaks during the exam when my concentration seemed to be waning, stayed until the very end of the exam time, and then slept for the rest of the day when I got home. Thank you so much for providing and maintaining this site. When I came upon your site, I used the definitions and exam questions that were available for free for about 2 months prior to the exam. Due to my financial situation, I was only going to be able to purchase one week of the site. It was wonderful to have excess to information before I purchased. Then when I did purchase for the week, I was on the site as much as possible studying everything that I could with the time that I had.
Thanks again and you can use any of my email as a testimony for your site. I will definitely recommend it to anyone know who will be taking the exam.
USA - I have been waiting for six weeks to write this so here it goes:
I PASSED!!!! the first time out, I just received my exam results and I am ecstatic. My scores were VERY acceptable even in the areas I was sure I did not do well in, I scored pretty respectable. Total was 140 out of the 160.
Here's what I did, I ran thru your questions, then I reviewed the areas that I knew I was weak in and retested frequently. I augmented my study materials to previous text books ( not heavily) and then used the Rosenthal study guide. I limited the amount of time to study by setting a daily amount ( with the questions on the computer it was easy to take and a good use of my "free" time.) I had about 2 months to start getting ready.
USA - I just wanted to let you know after taking the exam for five years, one time each year, I finally past it.
I feel that the extra edge to get me the advantage I needed was your website testing. It let me get into the mode of what to expect and prepare for.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Thank you so much and God Bless!
USA - I just wanted to say thank you. I passed! I purchased your subscription for a month and used Dr. Rosenthal's tapes and book. A tremendous weight was lifted when I opened the envelope and saw that I consistently did well on all the sections. If you are wondering if this program will help you---don't wonder--it will!
USA - I just wanted to send you a short note to say, "I GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME".
Looking for materials to study for the NCE I was surfing the web and found your site. It really, really did help. I want others that this it truly an excellent site if you want to pass your exam.I took the Oct. 03 exam.
USA - Stats and Research - your site covered alot of this material. Keep up the good work and thanks for helping people like me pass this exam. Without this site, it's difficult to pass this exam.
USA - Because of your online materials and study plan, I got a very high score on
the exam and passed! I'll forward information about your website to those I
know in the future studying and preparing for the exam.
USA - I wanted to offer some feedback about how helpful I found this site is. A friend encouraged me to use it as I was preparing for the NCE exam and I am so glad I did. Many of the questions were very similar to ones on the test. I felt confident while taking the exam and passed with flying colors! Anyone thinking about using this site don't hesitate - it is so worth it. Thanks again!!!
USA - Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I took both the NCE and NCMHC exams on the same day and passed with flying colors. I used your website as part of my preparation for the NCMHCE exam. By doing the simulations you provide, I was able to bulid the skills necessary to pass the test. I highly recommend your website. Thanks!
USA - I finally received my NCE and NCMHCE results from the April 15th tests
here in Illinois.
Thanks to you and your web site, as well as the two test prep classes I
took, I passed both exams with flying colors. I feel ready and prepared
to join a Professional Counseling Clinic near my home that has offered
me a job. This extra money- on top of my school counselor job- will help
me put my children through college.
Thank you for your web site which encouraged and challenged me daily. I
highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be prepared for these exams.
USA - I passed - more than 1 standard deviation above the mean across the board - including career, in which I had taken not one course during my PhD training. our email information and the website helped quite a bit, although your items are notably more difficult than those actually on the NCE.
Thanks again, I'm glad I invested in your preparation program.
USA - Thanks
I did it. fifty years old. late bloomer. anxiety disorder. nine kids and fourteen grandkids...and I did it.... seven years of school.
I passed, thanks to you. I'm sure I couldn't have done it without this course.
USA - Just wanted you to know that I passed my NCE EXAM. I used your online program and found it helpful as I completed my schooling in 1997 and just recently tested in 2003. I also used a written study guide & felt more than prepared to take the exam with your MNEMONICS for memorizing the volumes of information about theorists MAIN CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES UTILIZED.
Thought you'd like to hear I passed!!
USA - I received my results today and passed by a comfortable margin. I want to express my thanks for your program. I printed your daily e-mails and am keeping a binder in my office for a quick reference. It's in there.
Thanks again ,
USA - Just got my test results back and it was a go for the first time. Thanks so much for preparing this web site it was very helpul. About 18 months ago I prepared for the nmhce exam and ended up taking the nce exam which I also passed first time thanks to you. Esther
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
Just a short note to thank you for the valuable study site available to assist with the preparation for the NCE. I had been out of school for 16 years when I began the process of preparing for the exam. It was the extensive information, divided in to the various domains from your site that helped me organize myself. I specifically liked the opportunity to access the information and sample tests from any computer. It was reinforcing to progress from 40% accuracy on a given domain to an eventual 80% correct.
Upon finishing the NCE, I felt very deflated. I didn't think I would receive a passing score. However, I returned to your site the day after the exam and read the results of other students which served to resurrect my sense of optimism.
I am happy to report that when my results arrived, I was pleasantly satisfied to learn that I had scored a 124. The score needed to pass was 97. I had achieved above the mean in all domains but one.
It is also important for me to comment about all the email that were sent from you that offered encouragement. Just when I thought I could study no more, I would read an email that provided me renewed motivation. I am grateful that I found your site and I believe your study program was the essential ingredient of my success in passing the NCE and becoming licensed in my state of PA.
USA - I am a Federal Civil Service worker and I just wanted to tell you all that I
took my NCE in April 02 and passed with a score of 127 and my NCMHCE in
October 02 with a IG score of 126 out of 152 (83%) and a DM score of 144 out
of 180 (80%). I was so sure that I would fail - so sure that I decided to
take each exam separately instead of together even though in the state of
Illinois I only need a 65% to pass these exams. I would recommend this
website to anyone applying for licensure. I don't think I could have passed
without it, especially because I did not have a lot of the clinical
coursework back when I graduated in 1989. Thanks - I'm shouting your
praises all the way from Tennessee!
USA - I DID NOT GET MY SCORE BACK FROM THE NCE THAT I TOOK OCT. 25TH UNTIL LAST WEEK. I PASSED . YOUR PROGRAM PLAYED A BIG PART IN THAT. TELL DR. RONSENTHAL THANK YOU ALSO. THERE WERE EIGHT PEOPLE OUT OF THIRTY SIX WHO DID NOT PASS SO IT WAS NOT THAT EASY. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP. AS YOU MIGHTREMEMB ER I HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS SO THIS WAS NO EASY TASK FOR ME. JULIA
USA - Dr. Linton,
Did I tell you I got 121 on the test? A respectable score for the NCE
exam when only 97 was needed. I had a 3 year old, outdated study guide
from Advanced Education, which I never finished all of the sample exams
in there. I just sat online and went through all the domains on your
site through my one month online subscription, copied out some of your
memory things, and voila, I passed the test. It was useful, and
absolutely valuable in terms of getting used to understanding the different
kinds of questions. I have recommended your site to the folks I went to
school with who are taking the exam in January, so I hope they sign up.
In addition I have a friend who failed it three times, very
discouraged. I am telling her to sign up for your site as her primary study
for three months before taking the exam again in April. Just forgot if
I told you I passed or not, so you can use my statement as a
testimonial, if you care to. I am sure I would have gotten a better score
had had more time to study, but it was the time spent on your site that
was the most valuable for me.
USA - Well, I am happy to say that I am blown away. I just received my notice on the NCE and I passed with a score or 134. I walked out of the exam thinking that I may have passed and I, actually, did quite well.
Your program covered the subject matter well. I will be taking the NCMHCE in April and will be signing on for that study program in January. Thank you.
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
I forgot to let you know. I got my score on for the NCE last Friday, needed
97 to pass. I was satisfied with 121,(was floored by the career,
research,and assessment,) but otherwise fairly good. Using your program for
the last month of my study was very valuable, and I thank you.
USA - I just wanted you to know that I took my NCE on Oct. 19th and I recieved my scores back yesterday...I passed! Not only did I pass, I did pretty well on it! I definitely feel that your study tool really helped enhance my performance on this test. THANK YOU!!!
USA - I used Dr. Howard Rosenthal's book and tapes and your internet questions
to review and someone loaned me some practice tests in a booklet. Your
questions made reviewing interesting and I probably studied a lot more
than I would have with just the other materials.
USA - Dear Dr. Hutchinson, Just wanted to tell you that I found out today that I Passed the TEST! I'm still a little stun, it sure will be nice to be able to write LCPC c after my name! I really couldn't have done it without your help. I didn't have trouble identifying the obvious answers and because I practiced the simulations I learned not to guess at the answers that would be wrong. Thank you so much for all your help. Hope
USA - Dear Dr. Linton Hutchinson,
I just wanted to let you know that I passed the NCE I took on April 13th.
I felt well prepared. I reviewed all the course work I had done in my
graduate program I completed in 2000. I felt that your review questions
really helped me to know my strengths and weaknesses, primed me on taking
a multiple choice exam, and built up my confidence. Unlike other exams I
have taken, I did not have a lot of stress and felt
confident that I had done well even before I got my results. I am very
glad that I used the Licensure Exam Review. I'll have certification soon
and will be licensed by the end of the year.
Thank you. And it is in there.
USA - I passed! It has been eight years since I graduated, and students were told
to take the test as soon as possible. I feel going over the questions
helped. Many thanks! Jackie
USA - I just wanted to share a little good news. I just got my scores back from the April NCE. I want to say thanks for all of the information on your site. I scored a 128. I will gladly share the cards you sent in the mail today with those in our program who will be sitting for the October exam. I have to give Pit credit for his excellent prepration and teaching. He has been an awesome mentor. SO anyway, thanks for everything.
I wanted to let you know I passed the NCE exam on April 13th. I scored a 122 on the exam and I owe much of that to all the help I received from your website. Thanks for providing this most important service. I was above the mean in most every category. Thanks for you help.
Just to let you know I PASSED the LPC exam that I took on 13 Apr & want to thank you so much for your help. The study site is very helpful & have passed the idea on to some of my co-workers. THANK YOU for encouragement also.
I just wanted to let you know that I received word yesterday that I passed
Your website was instrumental in my preparation. At a time when I was
becoming burned out with the material, I continued to be inspired and
intrigued by the presentation of your questions regarding the exam.
It helped me with the last week before the test, and I will forever be
Dr. Hutchinson- thank you for your great web site. My one-week
subscription was well worth it. I received my results today and I passed
the NCE with a total score of 130 (102 passing). I was above the mean on
every area but one. I highly recommend your web site for those preparing
to test. Thanks again.
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Grand Rapids, MI USA -
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Thanks to all of your prodding, poking and hours of encouragement (not to mention the hours of prayer and counseling) I finally did it. I could not have passed this test without each of your help and encouragement.
Thanks for all of you support!
I just want to let you know that I pass!!!!!
Your website was extremely helpful for me. I moved to
America from Russia two years ago and had to have my
credentials here. You know, different concepts,
different schools, language problems... So I took your
on-line course, I had been on-line every day for 2-3
hours three weeks prior to the test. My first sample
result was awful, I had 20% of the right answers, but
then I have gained some knowledge. I also read some
books, but mostly it was your website.
Thank you, it was a pleasure to have your support and
great database available anytime I needed.
I cannot thank you enough for your support and assistance from the website
for preparation of my testing. I took the NCE yesterday. I must
tell you that your questions and review have made not only my review
productive, but also made my practice more efficient, professional, and
sharp. The questions and study format from your website is stellar!
I used your site for several weeks for the Calif. written exam and passed it. I am wondering if your site is suitable for the Calif. oral exam. If not, is there a site you would refer me to?
happy holidays! i received an early christmas gift when i found that i
passed the fall ga. LPC exam a few weeks ago. with the help of your
site, i scored above the avg. in all but one subject area. 97 was
passing, i scored 127!!! i had a study guide and used old textbooks and
notes. your site however had specific material that i feel gave me the
edge to do as well as i did. i graduated in 93, and was worried the
knowledge was in "vapor lock". thanks for helping me retrieve it. i
have friends taking the spring test, and i'm telling them they'd be
foolish not to use the site, IT WORKS!!
it's in there,
Hello Dr. Hutchinson! I never felt like I studied enough, but I guess I did -- or I knew more than I thought I did. I've never been able to take MC questions very well. My history has been that I would miss 50/60% of them!! That's the reason I credit your tips/educational approach to reading the questions with my success!
I will see what I can do about helping counseling students know about your website. I do think it's the best resource! Thank you again .... Lou
I just received my results yesterday and found out
that I passed! I was very excited and nervous about
opening the envelope because after taking the test I
had no idea how I did. I am glad that I subscribed to
your practice tests, they were very helpful and the
only other study tool that I used besides a study
Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
I just wanted to share with you the wonderful news. I just found out that I passed the NCE exam and I would like to thank you for your wonderful program. It really helped me to prepare for this exam and your program is excellent. Many thanks to you and I will recommend your review to anyone interested in taking the NCE. Irene
I recently PASSED the National Counselor's Exam in 2001. I spent a month and a half studying because with my work schedule I ran out of time. Three items were essential to my studying and helped me to pass and I recommend them to you. (1) The Encyclopedia of Counseling by: Dr. Rosenthal (2) NCE Study Guide by: Dr. Hewlig and (3) www.counselingexam.com study website. Use these three and I believe you too will pass. - Marcia
Hi-I'm finally replying to your request for feedback on your site. First of
all, I want you to know that I found your site to be an invaluable resource,
and I'm referring your site to anyone I know taking the NCE or NCMHCE!
Second of all, I just found out today that I passed both the NCE and the
NCMHCE. Yeah, and thank you for your help!
Hi Dr. Hutchinson,
I wanted to say thank you for your internet program as it was extremely
helpful to prepare me to the NCE.
I passed with flying colors, I received a score of 126 and the mininmum raw
score was 97! I am thrilled to say the least :)
I used the Encyclopedia of Counseling by Howard Rosenthal and studied from
that only for seven months, five days a week. Then I subscribed to your
program for the maximum time of two months. Your questions tested my
acquired knowledge and showed me my weak points, there were a bunch. So
again, I could not have done it without your tough questions, in all areas.
I recommend your program to all NCE takers and make sure to tell them that
they check your section on the question types and how to prepare for the
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
Co USA -
I just wanted to drop a little note of thanks to you for your wonderful site and all the help it gave me! the practice tests were a huge help to get me prepared for the NCE! I passed with fly colors. Thanks again for the help.
Pa USA -
Dear Dr. Hutchinson,
Sorry it took me so long to get in touch with you. I thought I would wait
for an auspicious occasion to do so and here it is - the NCE results for the
April 2001 exams are out and I passed it!!! I got 131/160 and all I needed
was 97 to pass. I am ecstatic!
Thank you very much, I could not have done that without your test reviews
and Dr. Helwig's study guide.
I was fortunate that the hotel were I was residing the night before the exam
had Web TV and yes! I was online on your site, it truly helped lessen my
test anxiety quite a bit.
I truly appreciated your emails, especially the one I received after the
exam which truly described my numb state. I had no idea how I had done and
was feeling quite dismal about the whole affair.
I graduated with my Masters in Agency Counseling in 1998 and discovered your
site while I was preparing a workshop on Internet Resources for Counselors
back in late 1999.
I started my preparation for the NCE in December 2000 with Dr. Helwig's
study guide. I also used Samuel Gladding's text (Counseling-A Comprehensive
Profession, 2nd edition) as a reference and a month before the exam signed
up with your NCE Licensure Exam Review. Let me tell you the test sampler
really freaked me out:) The questions were tough.
Your test review helped me to (a) focus on my weaker subject areas, (b) pay
attention to what the question was really asking, (c) read all the choices
carefully and (d) most of all prepared me to do the 200 questions in one
I cannot tell you how much both Dr. Helwig's study guide and your online
review has helped me. But I think my results give you a fair idea.
Once again thank you very much for your online review and your uplifting
Hi Linton, Just wanted you to know that I received my results last week from the NCE exam and I passed! Thought you would be glad to have that information. I appreciate the website questions and used the study guide and tapes that I made, so I think it all soaked in somehow.
Thanks very much,
Dear Dr. Linton,
I used your online study guide to take the NCE test in April. I was sick from Jan. 20 - March 22nd. I only had a month to prepare for the test, although I graduated in December 2000. I just recieved my results and I am grateful to announce that I passed! It was the toughest test that I have ever taken and the questions were torturous! It took me all of 3 hours and 55 minutes to finish. I also used Dr. Helwig's study guide as well. In fact, the last two weeks I could not use your internet site because our computer went down, but I give credit where credit is due.
Thank you, please pass it along,
I just got my results from the April NCE. I needed a 97 to pass, and I got
a 134! I found your site challenging, but am glad I was so well prepared.
I also used Helwig's Review guide, which worked well with your site. Thanks
for your help!
Just got my test scores. I passed! The cutoff score was 97 and I got 139.
Thanks for all the help.
I just want to write a quick note to say Thanks! I passed! :) Debra
I have been so stressed at finishing last semester of grad school and having the NCE exam on the same week. Papers due, final exams, etc. left me with little time to study for the NCE. Plus I am in so much debt....Anyway, I want you to know that I didn't even know about your site until a week before the exam and I was really beginning to panic. I was using the NCE Preparation Manual and was becoming overwhelmed with the scope of the material being presented. I found your site and subscribed in an attempt to alleviate anxiety. I wish to thank you for doing what you are doing. It was convenient and comforting to be able to get feedback from the quizzes, plus continual reinforcement of material by presenting questions over again. The large number of e-mails filled with relevant information also was beneficial. It was a tremendous help and I feel that I did well on the exam partially due to the confidence I felt after using your product. I also appreciate the cushion which I mistook (assumed) to be other than the act of generoisity in which it was offered. I feel that you do genuinely care about your customers and that is a rarity in today's dehumanizing society.
I just heard that I passed the NCE exam, and I thank you for helping me to do so! I studied for the test on your site for several months, and often got quite discouraged because the questions seemed so hard! There was so much data that we had never covered in grad school that I wondered if I would ever be able to learn it before the exam. But when I finally took the test, it seemed very easy! I believe that was due to the challenge of your questions; you covered all the areas very well; I was very well prepared thanks to you. I thank God for your help in this, and I am telling my friends and teachers from grad school to study via your site. I pray this finds you well and happy and that you prove to be a blessing to many others in the future!