Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)
Shawn O’Brien is Vice President for the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He has presented internationally on issues regarding fair testing, credentialing standards, examination, education, and continuing competency. In addition to his direct service work with assessment design, Shawn has assisted certification and regulatory boards in recognizing the proper role of an examination in the credentialing process and how its quality is directly related to the growth of a profession. Prior to joining NBCC, Shawn directed the national testing program for the California Language Institute, Hiroshima, Japan.