If you already have your state counseling license, what is considered so great about becoming a National Certified Counselor anyway? While earning the NCC credential provides you with additional positive exposure and prestige to the public, it is much more than that.
Holding the NCC credential makes you part of the NBCC family and part of the network that promotes the profession of counseling across the United States and throughout the world. In addition, being an NCC means that you qualify for a reduced rate on liability insurance and for reductions in some state licensure requirements (check with your individual state to see whether it is true where you live) and have access to guidance and support on specific state initiatives as they pertain to counseling, as well as on critical advocacy issues.
The NBCC also maintains an accessible online list of approved continuing education providers for NCC holders for greater convenience in meeting continuing education requirements for recertification. Further, the national certification credential generates client referrals for you through NBCC’s referral service, stays with you regardless of where you live or relocate to, and keeps you informed with current professional counseling issues and events through the NBCC newsletter.