College of Education

Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

In order to take a CPCE test you must first register with the Center for Credentialing and Education then with Pearson VUE.

Step 1:  Coordinate with the Counseling and Psychology department for exam date and start the registration process.

Step 2: Register for a CPCE test by Clicking Here. Can take up to 7 bussiness days before you receive an email with your candidate ID.

Step 3: Create a Pearson VUE testing account and pay the registration fee Clicking Here. You must have the candidate ID emailed from Step 2 to complete the registration process.


On test day arrive at least 30min before the scheduled test time to allow enough time to completed required check-in and account for unexpected events. All times are in local time zone (Central Standard). Be sure to bring the following:

  • Approved photo identification.
  • Knowledge of your Pearson VUE account as you will need to sign into the account on exam day.