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Why Attend an Accredited Program?

  • Be assured of the quality of your academic program.
  • Research shows CACREP graduates perform better on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
  • Streamlines the licensure application process.
  • CACREP programs have been reviewed against
    professionally approved standards.
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Welcome to CACREP

What is CACREP?

CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.

CACREP/Core Updates

Find out more about CACREP CORE Updates.

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CACREP Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

On December 4th, 2014 Sylvia Fernandez, Chair of CACREP Board of Directors, joined President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. read more »

CSI Webinar

CSI Webinar on CACREP Grassroots Advocacy read more »

NBCC to Require CACREP

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) announced this week that beginning January 1, 2022, applicants for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential must be graduates of a CACREP-accredited program. read more »

CACREP Seeks Research Fellow Applicants for CRIGS Program

The deadline is November 15, 2014, see CRIGS 2015 Announcement. read more »

Public Notice of Accreditation Decisions: July 2014

The most recent meeting of the CACREP Board was held July 10-12, 2014. read more »

Public Disclosure Statement

CACREP is required by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to include in its public notice of final accreditation actions the basis for all decisions and indicate the standards cited. read more »

2014-2015 Leadership Essay Contest: Sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota and CACREP

This year, CSI and CACREP are sponsoring a joint essay contest to promote a strong professional counselor identity. read more »

Final Rule for Independent Practice of TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors Released

The Department of Defense has released their final rule for TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors: read more »

Counseling Today: CACREP degree to be required for counselor licensure in Ohio

Ohio will be the first U.S. State to require a CACREP degree for licensure read more »

CACREP Board Opening Announcement

CACREP announces that there are two position for Counselor Educators on the CACREP Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2015. read more »


CSI Webinar

Chi Sigma Iota will be hosting a webinar as part of CSI’s Professional Advocacy Series this fall is titled, “CACREP Grassroots Advocacy Using Social Media.” read more »