NBE/SBE – Which Exam Do I Need?
Candidates that have graduated from an ABFSE-accredited program should take the NBE, while candidates that did not complete an ABFSE-accredited program may be eligible for the SBE depending on requirements determined by their state licensing agency.
When determining which exam you need, it’s important to note that the National and State Board Exams are developed and administered in the same manner utilizing the same exam blueprint. Because the exam blueprint and passing standard is the same, neither exam is easier or harder than the other. It is highly recommended that if you are eligible for both exams, that you take the NBE. This ensures that your scores will be accepted by all licensing agencies in the country, where as the SBE may be limited only to that state.
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