Counselor Education Important Dates

Yearly Calendar

For students, we have important dates throughout the semesters for required meetings, advancements, and testing.  Please review these calendars below.

Important Reminders: 

  • Spring Classes begin January 2020
  • Registration for Summer COUN Graduate Courses begins February 1
  • Summer 2020 Graduate Classes begin  May 11, 2020
  • Fall Courses begin August 13, 2020

Annual Student Meeting

Yearly in August 

August 14, 2021 - Tentative

Each year our Annual Student Meeting is held in August before the beginning of the Fall semester.  We structure our meeting so that our three information sessions take place at the same time. Please join us for this department-wide event where we will share important program information. Gather with your colleagues and faculty while being entered to win fun door prizes. After the meeting, please join us for the CSI Social to spend valuable time together.

Advancement to Candidacy

Yearly in February 

Students no longer need to complete the Advancement to Candidacy application and narratives.

The office of Graduate Studies compiles a list of eligible students each spring for faculty to review during the annual student review meeting. This faculty meeting is an opportunity for the professors to review and formally assess the work you have accomplished as a counselor education student at Stetson University.  Upon a student's completion of 18 hours of coursework, students become eligible to Advance to Candidacy. Faculty make advancement decisions based on the rubric criteria. The Department notifies students by letter when they advance to candidacy. Failure to meet the rubric criteria at a score of three (3) or higher results in remediation of the student or dismissal from the program.

Practicum Orientation

The orientation session will help you learn about what to expect during your internship and provide tools and tips to maximize your experience. all students are required to attend at least one orientation.

  • March 27, 2020 - Davis Hall Room 209, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • August 15, 2020 - Annual Meeting

CPCE Semester Testing Schedule

Registration is required five weeks in advance. Email Counselor Education to request instructions to register.

  • C.P.C.E. Information and Registration
  • C.P.C.E. Review Guide
  • June 19, 2020, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is May 18, tentative) Cancelled
  • Summer CPCE Exam date changed to June 24, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (deadline to register is June 10) Online Exam
  • October 16, 2020, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is September 15, tentative) Location TBD
  • March 12, 2021, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is February 15, tentative) Location TBD

Portfolio Presentations

Spring Portfolios presentations DeLand Campus, April 3 & 24th, 2020, 8 a.m. to finish, Location Library room 25L

Fall Portfolio presentations DeLand Campus, TBD, 8 a.m. to finish, Location TBD

NCC/NCHMCE Semester Testing Schedule

Registration is required six months in advance. This Exam is not given on campus. You must have a master's degree in mental health counseling or related to the practice of mental health counseling from a regionally accredited institution before you are permitted to take the examination.  You can no longer take the exam before you graduate and you must register for the exam before you graduate to get the student discount. 

Students can sign up to take the exam before graduating and the discount student price is $335. From that point your application is good for two years from the time you pay, meaning you can extend the time when you take the exam for up to 2 years without having to repay. If you wait and sign up after you graduate, you will have to pay the full price of $375.00. Again, that application is good for two years.

Florida Licensure law (and a few other states) say that in order for those state licensure boards to accept your NCMHCE exam scores for state licensure – you must take the exam after you graduate, not before. You could still take the test before you graduate - but it won't count towards FL State Licensure.

Email Counselor Education to request registration instructions.

  • April: register for date and time (deadline to register is December 5)
  • October: register for date and time (deadline to register is June 12)

This option for taking the test is only available to our degree-seeking students. If you are interested in signing up for the exam or need more information, you can view information at the Center for Credentialing and Education.

MHC exam applicants are not required to have Board approval prior to taking the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination. After passing the NCMHCE, your transcript and scores will be forwarded to the FL Board.

NCMHCE Exam Handbook

Fall Group Retreat

October 24, 2020, Saturday - Tentative
held at Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center Oviedo, FL

This is a 1 day group retreat, part of the COUN 504 Group Counseling course.  

Graduation December/May

Spring/Summer Graduates are invited to attend the Annual Graduate Stetson Commencement ceremony.  Summer graduates may request to walk early if they meet the credit requirements.


Students are required to attend two conferences during the program to meet our requirements to earn a master's degree.

2019/2020 Conference List

Some of you may be looking for virtual conferences to attend as part of your graduation requirements. Many organizations have moved to virtual conferences for later this summer and into the fall.  

Other Workshops and Monthly Meetings

Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Monthly Meetings

The first Thursday of each month from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church of Winter Park 125 North Interlachen Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789.

More Information on CFAMFT

Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida Monthly Meetings

The third Friday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL.

More Information on MHCCF