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In the spirit of promoting our efforts toward the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential and maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice for the counseling profession, the NBCC Foundation in partnership with CCE is pleased to announce the NBCC Foundation ACS Training Award. The ACS award advances the professional identity and development of counselors throughout the nation.

Twenty (20) awards in the amount of $500 each are available. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Currently be board certified by holding the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification, maintained with no ethical holds or missed payments for a minimum of one year. 
  • Must currently hold a master’s degree or higher in a mental health field. Degrees must be from a post-secondary educational institution or program accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. 
  • Have extensive clinical experience in providing mental health or substance abuse counseling services. 
  • Commit to applying for the CCE ACS credential within one year of the award.

For the 2021 application period, priority consideration will be given to applicants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to financial strains, unemployment or underemployment. Please address these factors in your personal statement, if applicable.

The application opens May 15, 2021, and the application deadline is July 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Scholarship awardees will be announced by the end of October 2021. 

For questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or e-mail foundation@nbcc.org.

If you experience any issues with the Submittable application platform, please email: Support@submittable.com.

CCE provides the funding for these awards, which the NBCC Foundation administers on CCE’s behalf. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.