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Pace's Criteria for Certification for NCCE

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

B. 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 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.) who we can contact to validate the information that you have submitted on your application.


The PACE 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 PACE'S Current Criteria.