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The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates is pleased to announce the 2024 nomination period for theLeadership Excellence for Counselors by Counselors Award. NBCC strives to recognize individuals who exemplify professional excellence in counseling and whose contributions toward expanding access to mental health services, strengthening the profession, and promoting equity in health and education have significantly impacted and advanced counseling and counselors domestically and globally.


Nominees should be leaders who have ensured that strong standards informed by counselors, intentionally equitable, and appropriately inclusive are in place to ensure key public protections. Individuals may be recognized in any of the following six pillars of sustaining the counseling profession:

  • Educational Eligibility Standards
  • Ethics
  • Examination
  • Continuing Education
  • Regulatory Service, and/or 
  • Legislative Advocacy


Nomination Requirements

  • Nominators must be an NCC or CCMHC in good standing.
  • Nominees must have made significant and impactful efforts in at least one of the six pillars of sustaining the counseling profession.


Nominators can submit multiple nominations; however, they must complete a separate application for each nominee.


The deadline for nominations is Oct. 27, 2023, at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Awardees will be notified by the end of December 2023.

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