Become a certified NCCE

Congratulations, you're one step away from becoming a certified member of PACE. Fill in the form below to be verified by our team, and your information will be added to the registry. If there are any issues, we'll be in touch. 

Uncertain whether or not you qualify for membership? Contact our staff for answers to your questions and help with the application process. 

Certification Criteria for NCCE

A. Doctoral or Masters Degree in a mental health specialty from a university/college that is regionally accredited; and

B. Only ONE of the following three choices (B-1 or B-2 or B-3) is required:

B-1. Currently licensed by a State Board of Examiners to practice a mental health specialty at the independent practice level or;

B-2. Member of a recognized mental health professional association that has published relevant standards of practice for a mental health specialty or;

B-3. Minimum of two years experience working with a family court system; and

C. A minimum of two years of custody evaluation experience, during which the applicant has independently conducted a minimum of five comprehensive custody evaluations; and

D. Two names (with contact information) of colleagues (mental health professionals, attorneys, judges, etc.) whom we can contact to validate the information that you have submitted on your application.

ASSOCIATE CREDENTIAL: If you meet all criteria above EXCEPT C you can apply for Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator Associate (NCCE-A). You will enjoy all of the rights and privileges and will automatically be elevated to the full credential as soon as you complete the experience listed at C

The Executive Operating Committee has been authorized to use a degree of flexibility in the handling of certain special situations that may arise during the application process without compromising the integrity of the Current Criteria