Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many testing centers have been closed and test dates have been postponed or cancelled. For information regarding your profession, please see the designated web pages below.
Clinical Social Work:
Marriage and Family Therapy:
Mental Health Counseling:
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY applicants must request exam approval prior to contacting their test provider – if the letter you received from us when you became a registered intern or applied for licensure gave you that approval; you do not need to call our office. (you receive exam approval when you complete all coursework and practicum requirements). To request exam approval, email MQA.firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK – $260 SENT DIRECTLY TO ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) 888.579.3926 Board approved candidates register by phone or at the ASWB website at www.aswb.org for the clinical level of the ASWB National Social Work Exam. The exam is offered Monday through Saturday by individual appt computer-based format worldwide. For a location near you, go to the ASWB website and click on Test Sites. A sample test booklet and online practice exam are available for purchase from ASWB at 800/225-6880. The ASWB website includes an outline of the clinical level exam content, exam site list, and a candidate handbook.
Special accommodations information and applications are found in the candidate handbook and are available for download from the ASWB website at https://www.aswb.org/exam-candidates/testing-accommodations/. These requests must be made through ASWB. Candidates may request an English as a Second Language (ESL) Form by contacting ASWB Candidate Services at 888.579.3926 or directing questions to the special arrangements team at 800.225.6880, ext. 3250.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY– $355 DIRECT TO PROFESSIONAL TESTING CORPORATION
To register, please visit https://secure.ptcny.com/apply/. Complete the examination application using your confidential Florida Approval Code and submit examination or testing fee payment. Applications are not considered complete until all information has been provided and payment is received. Within six (6) weeks prior to the start of the testing period, Professional Testing Corporation (PTC)* sends your “Scheduling Authorization” via email. The “Scheduling Authorization” Notice includes an authorization number and information on how to set up your examination location, date, and time through Prometric. You must present your current driver’s license, passport or U.S. military ID at the test center at the time of your test appointment. Temporary/paper driver licenses will not be accepted. The 2021 Candidate Exam Handbook is available on the website.
All English Language Learner (ELL) Special Arrangements Request may be emailed directly to Michelle.Branch2@flhealth.gov for review.
|Testing Month||Application Deadline||Testing Window|
|January||12/1/2020||01/16 – 01/30/2021|
|February||1/2/2021||02/13 – 02/27/2021|
|March||2/1/2021||03/13 – 03/27/2021|
|April||3/1/2021||04/17 – 04/24/2021|
|May||4/1/2021||05/15 – 05/22/2021|
|June||5/1/2021||06/19 – 06/26/2021|
|July||6/1/2021||07/17 – 07/24/2021|
|August||7/1/2021||08/14 – 08/21/2021|
|September||8/1/2021||09/18 – 09/25/2021|
|October||9/1/2021||10/16 – 10/23/2021|
|November||10/1/2021||11/13 – 11/20/2021|
|December||11/1/2021||12/11 – 12/18/2020|
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING – $350 DIRECT TO CENTER FOR CREDENTIALING & EDUCATION (CCE) FOR INITIAL EXAM and $275 FOR RE-EXAM
MHC exam applicants are not required to have Board approval prior to taking the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).
Step 1 – Apply to CCE to take the NCMHCE by submitting the CCE Exam Application Form and your official transcript. NOTE: You must have a master’s degree in mental health counseling or related to the practice of mental health counseling from a regionally accredited institution before you are permitted to take the examination.
Step 2 – After passing the examination, your scores will be forwarded to the FL Board.
Please click on the link below for the Exam Application Form and NCMHCE Exam Handbook.
Special examination accommodations can be provided for candidates with visual, sensory or physical disabilities that would prevent them from taking the examination under standard conditions; candidates with diagnosed learning or emotional challenges; and candidates for whom English is a second language. Candidates who are Sabbath-observant can also request a non-Saturday examination date. All special examination accommodation requests must be submitted at least 45 days before the exam date and must be on letterhead and signed by the appropriate authority.
Special examination accommodations information and applications are found in the candidate handbook and are available for download from the NBCC website at https://www.nbcc.org/exams/accommodations. These requests must be made through NBCC during the exam registration process. Candidates may contact the special accommodations department by emailing email@example.com.