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Pass the NCE on your first try! Create customized practice tests, view detailed answer rationales, and review your results with just a few taps.

Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the National Counselor's Exam (NCE).

* Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
* EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

Take your NCE studies with you, no matter where life takes you.

NCE Content Areas:
- Assessment and Testing
- Career Counseling
- Counseling and Helping Relationships
- Group Counseling and Group Work
- Human Growth and Development
- Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
- Research and Program Evaluation
- Social and Cultural Diversity

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers over 70 questions with detailed answer explanations.

- 30 free questions available with download
- 30 free bonus questions available through social media
- 14-day access to the Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Comprehensive test-taking strategy guide

Unlock the Ultimate Mobile Learning Experience:
A one-time in-app purchase grants full lifetime access to our NCE app.

- 500 total practice questions and detailed rationales
- Lifetime access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Unlock all social media bonus questions
- Unlock Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Priority in-app support

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has been the leader in mobile learning and has helped over two million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within 24 hours.

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Version History

Launched Dec 06, 2017 (about 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Nov 27
Version 4.6.0

- Refreshed onboarding for new customers
- New pricing options and study plans
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 09
Version 4.5.3

Bug fixing and optimizations.

Jul 10
Version 4.5.2

Bug fixes and improvements.

May 13
Version 4.5.1

- Updated color theme and UI polish
- Fixed a bug where all correct answers were the last answer choice
- Improved how the app handles large exam histories
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Feb 12
Version 4.5.0

- Fixed a bug that was preventing supporting details from displaying
- Fixed a bug that was causing an “unable to create exam” error message for some users
- General optimizations and performance improvements

Dec 17
Version 4.4.2

This update includes a host of optimizations to ensure the smoothest study experience possible. Here are a few noteworthy ones:
- Reset your history and progress through the Settings menu
- Tell us how you did on your exam when the day finally comes
- Access Exam Builder quickly via the Dashboard
- Sync your progress with our new web app (coming soon!)
- Optimizations for Android Oreo
- Bug fixes and speed improvements

Dec 05
Version 4.4.1

- Fixed a bug causing "unable to create exam" error to display for some users
- Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the app to crash when device memory was low

Previous 3 versions

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