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The purpose of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is to assess counseling students' knowledge of counseling information viewed as important by counselor preparation programs. Passing this test is a requirement for graduation for all Professional and School & Professional Counseling candidates. The CPCE will cover the eight common-core areas as defined by the CACREP Standards for Preparation:

    1. Human Growth & Development
    2. Social & Cultural Foundations
    3. Group Dynamics
    4. Lifestyle & Career Development
    5. Appraisal of the Individual
    6. Research Methods & Program Evaluation
    7. Professional Orientation & Ethics
    8. Helping Relationships

Registering and Taking the CPCE Exit Exam

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301