Students enrolled in the counselor education programs must complete and pass examinations required for graduation. The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is a multiple-choice exam taken by students in the Clinical Mental Health major.
To take the CPCE, you will need to submit the CPCE application form to Dr. Russell by the application deadline. There is a $75 fee that will be paid individually during the CPCE online student registration process once applications are approved. The CPCE exam is offered at FIU during the fall and spring semesters. However, students are able to take the exam during summer semesters at other local sites in the area and pay the applicable fees to them. Prior approval must be obtained from faculty.
Check the Student Handbook for more information about the exam, application, and administration deadlines.
- Deadline: February 14, 2020 — 5pm
- Administration Date: March 14, 2020
- Deadline: September 11, 2020 — 5pm
- Administration Date: October 10, 2020
Students must have completed 30 semester hours and taken the following coursework prior to applying for the CPCE:
- MHS 5400: Counseling Skills & Techniques
- MHS 6700: Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues in Counseling
- EDP 6277: Human Development Across the Lifespan
- MHS 6511: Group Counseling
- MHS 5340: Educational & Vocational Counseling
- MHS 6428: Cross Cultural Counseling
- SDS 6411: Counseling Children & Adolescents
- MHS 6200: Measurement & Appraisal in Counseling
- MHS 6630: Program Evaluation and Research in Counseling & School Psychology
- MHS 6802: Personality Theories