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.

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 dozens of practice questions with detailed answer explanations and limited access to the Question of the Day.

Want Even More Practice?
Choose your ideal study package to gain access to our proven test bank. You'll enjoy:

- Hundreds of practice questions and detailed rationales
- Access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- All social media bonus questions
- Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Money-Back Pass Guarantee*
- 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
- Multi-device ready

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 helped over six million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within a few hours. *Terms and conditions apply for our Pass Guarantee. See our help center for details.

What’s New

Version 6.7.9

Pocket Prep has been working hard on a brand new application. This update allows us to more easily transfer you to the new app. If you have upgraded to the Premium Plan, you will still have that access in the new application.

If you have any trouble, we have also updated our in app help center. Please visit Settings -> Feedback & Support -> Help & Message Center and one of our team members will help you directly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

JaAlah-Ai ,

Passed the NCE! App was very helpful!

I just passed the NCE on my first attempt Sept 2019!! I studied mostly using this app (along with Rosenthal app and a couple online free quizzes). I studied a full 2 months prior to taking the exam. I paid for the full version of this app in order to unlock all of the test questions and have an unlimited access to their custom prep exams. Although the questions on the NCE were worded very different than the questions on this app, the general content and areas covered were similar and prepared me for answering the NCE test questions.

Onikaze ,

Useful but buggy, inconsistent, and dated at times.

The app is a very useful tool for studying for the NCE but it’s not without its problems. The app is buggy at times in that it locks up and will not let you select an answer, most notably on the question of the day. Also bear in mind that your percentages on short tests will not necessarily reflect what you’d make on the actual test because the questions chosen by the app may be heavy in one area that you are weak on but will be a comparatively smaller part of the actual test.

Also, some of the questions are inconsistent in the nature of their answers. For example, I have seen two questions both appearing to ask the same thing yet asserting different answers were correct. This may, however, been some nuance in wording, since quite a few questions are very poorly written. But, this will no doubt prepare the taker for seeing similarly poorly written questions on their actual exam.

Speaking of wording, some of the questions use very dated terms and some outmoded concepts. For example, some questions refer to people as “transgendered” instead of the preferred term, “transgender.” Some of the other multicultural questions are particularly guilty of answers that seem like rather egregious stereotypes.

All in all, a useful tool in your study arsenal. It’s usefulness alone would be about 4 stars. But the app as a whole gets 3 for its buggy issues. Good luck in your studies!

Johns92 ,

A must have!

I am halfway through my masters degree program in clinical mental health counseling and I started studying for the NCE. I bought the recommended book. After reading the first 30 pages I was like ugh! So I searched the App Store and found this app! I love it! I’ve been using it for about a week and it’s a life saver! I love the fact that it gives me the areas to improve in and gives me a question of the day. Great app! I feel more confident in my study habits and I do not feel as anxious about taking the NCE! Thank you!

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