How do you know which exam preparation program to buy? The differences between our programs and others are significant! We offer several advantages over other programs.


Our study materials utilize modern learning theory and methods to develop competency and ensure success on the exams. This approach simplifies preparation and is more effective than programs that use antiquated memorization techniques. You will easily learn the subject material with better recall and naturally develop the essential testing skills required to pass the exams. Our proven study system has produced exceptional results for over fifteen years.


The new editions address the recent changes to the current exams and include hundreds of practice questions that accurately represent the exams. Answer rationales explain every question at the moment of critical learning so you will benefit from mistakes. Everything that you will need to properly prepare and pass the exams is provided in one resource. Study at your convenience without needing a computer or the internet.


The study materials are available with or without a preparation workshop. Attending one of our live preparation workshops is more beneficial than merely viewing an online virtual seminar. Candidates who attend the workshops receive personal face-to-face consultation from the author, prepare and test more proficiently, learn how to answer difficult exam items and manage test anxiety.


Candidates throughout the country report exceptionally higher exam scores after using our study materials and attending a workshop. You may read their testimonies on our success stories page. All workshops are conveniently held near major airports in Ohio with free shuttle service available to and from the workshop site. Please refer to the Preparation Workshop section below for more information.


PLEASE NOTE! The September 9th NCMHCE® and the September 10th NCE® 2016 workshops are canceled. No worshops are scheduled in 2017.


Select a popular program below for details about the materials and workshops. Order online or click here to print an order form.

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Preparation Workshops

Passing the NCE® or NCMHCE® exam will require more than learning the subject material. Knowing how to properly prepare and take the exam is equally important. The workshops provide valuable insights about the exams that will ensure proper preparation and success. The author and founder will be your personal instructor at every workshop. His insights stem from over thirty-five years experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor and counseling educator. He has helped thousands of candidates, counselors, educators and military personnel throughout the country to successfully pass their counselor licensure and certification exams.
Candidates travel from throughout the United States to attend his workshops in Ohio. Passing the exam the first time is worth the extra effort and expense. The workshops are close to major airports and candidates find it convenient to stay in the hotel at the workshop site. We recommend attending a workshop prior to heavy studying to ensure that you are properly prepared for the exam and pass the first time. These are the most helpful and effective workshops available for the exams. 


The eight-hour NCE® preparation workshop will help you...

  • Properly prepare for the exam
  • Understand recent changes in the exam
  • Simplify and focus studies
  • Understand and answer ambivalent test items
  • Master research and statistics questions
  • Maximize testing time and enhance concentration
  • Build confidence and manage test anxiety

The four-hour NCMHCE® preparation workshop will help you…

  • Properly prepare for the exam
  • Understand how the DSM-5 will affect the exam
  • Correctly conceptualize the case vignettes
  • Identify appropriate information (IG) and make clinical decisions (DM)
  • Determine the hierarchy for treating concurrent and comorbid disorders
  • Accurately diagnose and appropriately treat the clinical problems
  • Understand and answer ambivalent test items
  • Navigate successfully through the often confusing exam format

We recommend that candidates traveling from out of state purchase airline ticket cancellation insurance. We reserve the right to change or cancel a workshop date due to low registration, a weather travel ban in Ohio or illness of the presenter. Candidates will be notified by email as early as possible prior to the workshop.


Free amenities are available during the workshop. Lunch is not provided but restaurants are located both on site and within walking distance of the workshop.


Previous purchase of either The NCE® or NCMHCE® Review study materials is required to purchase the $100 Preparation Workshop separately. Register online.

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