Missouri Professional Counselors

Jurisprudence Exam

What is the Missouri Professional Counselors Jurisprudence Exam?

The Missouri Professional Counselors Jurisprudence Exam tests an individual’s understanding of Missouri’s specific laws and rules, ethical standards and regulations. The exam is developed jointly with the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).

The Missouri Professional Counselors Jurisprudence Exam is a computer-based, 40-item, multiple-choice, OPEN-BOOK EXAM that is available 24/7 on the MyNBCE Online Account Portal.

Missouri Professional Counselors Jurisprudence Exam Tests Three Subjects:


  • Licensure Requirements – 20%
  • Supervised Counseling – 30%
  • Professional Conduct – 50%

How Do I Apply for the Exam?

An examinee may apply for the exam by creating an account through the MyNBCE Online Account Portal.


When Will I Get My Score?

Two weeks after the exam, the NBCE will post the score to the examinee’s MyNBCE account and provide the score to the State Board.


What Is The Passing Score?

This is an OPEN-BOOK EXAM (See Reference Material Below) – The Missouri Professional Counselors Jurisprudence Exam requires a passing score of 75%. If an examinee scores below 75%, they will be required to retake the examination. If an examinee receives a failing score, they can apply to retake the exam at their earliest convenience. The retake exam fee is $75.


Where Can I Take the Exam?

The exam is administered electronically on the NBCE’s website. Please see the reference materials you will need below.

Exam Fee:



Reference Materials

Exam reference materials for study can be found Here for Regulations, Here for the Statutes.

You may also find this information and other key licensing information at:

  • Statutes: Chapter 337 Occupations and Professional General Provision
  • Regulations: Division 2095 – Committee for Professional Counselors
    • Chapter 1 – General Rules
    • Chapter 2 – Licensure Requirements
    • Chapter 3 – Professional Responsibility

Test Subjects & Weightings

A test plan is the blueprint from which an exam is constructed. In the test plan below, the emphasis devoted to each subject category appears as a percentage beside the categories.

Licensure Requirements – 20%

  • License requirements/renewal/status/fees: 10%
  • Continuing Education: 5%
  • Exempt professions and occupations: 5%

Supervised Counseling – 30%

  • Supervised Counseling Experience: 20%
  • Supervisors and Supervisory Responsibilities: 10%

Professional Conduct – 50%

  • Scope of Practice: 10%
  • Client Welfare: 15%
  • Complaints and Disciplinary Actions: 25%


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