CPCE Preparation Workshop

This online event will be held February 9-10, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The workshop prepares students to pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).

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Overview of the CPCE

The CPCE is administered by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE). Students who are enrolled in HCU’s graduate counseling programs and who plan to pursue licensure are required to take this exam. The CPCE assesses knowledge of foundational counseling topics which represent the professional standards of the counseling industry.

Topics Covered in the CPCE

The major topics covered in the CPCE preparation workshop and examination include:

Content Area Topics Tested
Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice Professional standards, functions, and credentialing
Social and Cultural Diversity An understanding of issues within a multicultural society
Human Growth and Development An understanding of the needs of individuals across the lifespan
Career Development Career development and related life factors
Counseling and Helping Relationships The basics of the helping relationship
Group Counseling and Group Work Group dynamics, development, and counseling methods
Assessment and Testing Appraisal and evaluation methods
Research and Program Evaluation Types of research methodologies and statistics