American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

American Counselor Association
The American Counseling Association is dedicated to the growth and development of the counseling profession and those who are served.

National Association for College Admission Counseling
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 9,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is the nation's premiere professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling.

North Carolina Counselor Association
The North Carolina Counseling Association represents diverse interests of its professional development membership through an Executive Council, geographically located members, specialty organizations, and committees (includes the NC Counselors in Schools division).

North Carolina School Counselor Association
The mission of the North Carolina School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in professional school counseling. NCSCA provides professional advocacy member services such as an annual Fall Conference, quarterly newsletter, and drive-in workshops to assist in professional development.


‘Helping people achieve education and workplace success.” Across the nation, more and more states are using ACT testing and instructional improvement programs statewide to improve the college and work readiness of their students. North Carolina high school students may take the PLAN, the ACT and the WorkKeys assessment, in their pursuit to be college and career ready upon high school graduation. Educators will use the results of these ACT assessments to guide their students towards meeting their personal career and college ready goals.

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC has sections for educators and parents on their website to assist you as you are working with your students. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.

College Board
College Board believes that an investment in education is an investment in the future. They are champions of innovation, equity and excellence for all students. In addition, they are advocates for children and parents, empower teachers and educators and are a strong presence in many schools across the country. The work of College Board falls mainly into three categories: College Readiness, College Connections, Success and Advocacy.

School Counseling in North Carolina Information Sheet
A summary of best practices for effective comprehensive school counseling programs.
(pdf, 107kb)

From the Frontline: What's Really Going on with Testing Coordination
2003 School Counselor questionnaire summary results regarding the impact testing coordination has on the role of the school counselor.
(pdf, 151kb)

Report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (Revised May 2007)
Role School Counselors Play in Providing Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services to Students in Middle and High School. Session Law 2006-176 (Senate Bill 571).
(pdf, 1.22mb)

Report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (November 2007)
Implementation of State Board Policy QP-C-012 Policy Delineating the Job Description and Performance Criteria for School Counselors. Session Law 2006-176, Section 2 (Senate Bill 571).
(pdf, 1.41mb)

National Center for School Counseling Outcome Research
The Center for School Counseling Outcome Research is dedicated to improving the practice of school counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice.

NBPTS National School Counselor Certification
By participating in this certification process, you are joining tens of thousands of educators in an unprecedented effort to elevate and reshape the field of education and ultimately improve student learning.

NC DPI Application for NBPTS Funding
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Application for state funding for the year

North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
This site was established to provide potential Licensed Professional Counselors with information on obtaining licensure in North Carolina, to provide currently Licensed Professional Counselors with up-to-date information and resources on the many facets of being a counselor in North Carolina, and information on the Board, its responsibilities and obligations to the general public.