This advanced certificate is designed for those who already hold a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology, or a closely related clinical discipline. This is particularly intended for those who wish to pursue further study in counseling to qualify for the education requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania and/or to sit for the National Counselor’s Examination (NCE). If you plan to pursue the certificate to meet the education requirement for the licensed professional counselor (LPC) credential, be sure to have your prior coursework assessed by the state licensure board so that you know precisely what you need to meet current standards.