Exam Schedule

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.  To request exam approval, email MQA.491@flhealth.gov.


CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK – Beginning January 1, 2023, applicants shall be deemed eligible to take the examination after the completion of all graduate-level coursework and 18 months of documented experience in clinical settings. These 18 months do not include the applicant’s practicum or other experience received in the applicant’s graduate program. Applicants must request exam approval prior to contacting their test provider. To request exam approval, email MQA.491@flhealth.gov.

Please send the registration fee of $260 DIRECTLY TO Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Board-approved candidates may register on the ASWB website at www.aswb.org for the clinical level of the ASWB National Social Work Exam. Registration forms can also be printed under “Register for the Exam” and faxed or mailed to ASWB if paying with a money order. The exam is offered Monday through Saturday by individual appointment computer-based format worldwide. To locate a test center, candidates would go to ASWB’s website and select “On Exam Day” under the “Exam” tab. They can then choose “Find an Exam Site Near You”ASWB’s website includes an outline of the clinical-level exam content, an exam site list, and a candidate handbook.

Special accommodations information can be found under nonstandard testing arrangements.  Select the “Exam” tab to learn more and download the form to request for nonstandard Testing arrangements. 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

ASWB Candidate Services Information
Phone: 888.579.3926
Fax: 540.829.0142
Email: info@aswb.org

Passing exam scores will be forwarded to the board in 2-4 weeks. Score transfers must be requested from the exam vendor.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY– Please send the registration fee of $355 directly to Professional Testing Corporation (PTC). An applicant who has completed all education requirements will be admitted to the examination for licensure. Applicants must request exam approval prior to contacting their test provider. To request exam approval, email MQA.491@flhealth.gov.

To register for the examination, please visit https://secure.ptcny.com/apply/. Complete the examination application using your confidential Florida Approval Code and submit the examination or testing fee payment directly to PTC. 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 Requests may be emailed directly to Michelle.Branch2@flhealth.gov for review. Please find the form here.

Testing MonthApplication DeadlineTesting Window
November  2022November 1, 2022December 10-17, 2022
JanuaryDecember 1, 2022January 14-21, 2023
FebruaryJanuary 1, 2023February 18-25, 2023
MarchFebruary 1, 2023March 18-25, 2023
AprilMarch 1, 2023April 15-22, 2023
MayApril 1, 2023May 13-20, 2023
JuneMay 1, 2023June 17-24, 2023
JulyJune 1, 2023July 15-22, 2023
AugustJuly 1, 2023August 12-19, 2023
SeptemberAugust 1, 2023September 16-23, 2023
OctoberSeptember 1, 2023October 14-21, 2023
NovemberOctober 1, 2023November 11-18, 2023
DecemberNovember 1, 2023December 9-16, 2023



MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING – Please send the registration fee of $350 directly to the 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 Office in 4-6 weeks. Exam transfers must be requested from the exam vendor.

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 accommodations@cce-global.org.

National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Phone: 336.547.0607 | Fax: 336.547.0017
Email: nbcc@nbcc.org

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