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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 Merger Updates

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Public Notice of Accreditation Decisions: July 2017

The Board met on July 13-15, 2017 and made the following accreditation decisions. read more »

Rehabilitation Counseling Standards Adopted

At their July 13-15 meeting, the CACREP Board of Directors adopted the newly revised Rehabilitation Counseling Standards as the eighth entry-level specialty in the 2016 CACREP Standards. read more »

CACREP-CORE Merger Finalized

Effective July 1, 2017, CACREP has assumed responsibility for continuing the mission and vision of CORE through its accreditation process, which has now officially includes the review of graduate level rehabilitation counselor education programs. read more »

Dr. Carol Bobby, President and CEO of CACREP, Announces Retirement

After serving for more than 30 years as the second and longest-standing President and CEO of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Dr. Carol Bobby will retire June 30, 2017. Dr. Bobby’s service spans from 1987 to 2017. read more »

CACREP 2016 Annual Report Now Available

CACREP’s 2016 Annual Report has recently been published. read more »

Board Openings Beginning 2018

CACREP will be selecting three new Board members for five year terms beginning July 1, 2018. read more »

CACREP Board Adopts New Guiding Statement on Transfer of Credits

At the January 2017 CACREP Board Meeting the following guiding statement on transfer of credits was adopted. read more »

CACREP Publishes First Book

CACREP is excited to announce the release of its first book, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling. read more »

New Tools, Research Strengthen Nation’s College Advising Capacity

New resources are available to help school counselors and college access advisors assist students during the college admission process. read more »

CACREP Response Letter to JCD Articles

The CACREP Board developed a formal response with regard to the recent articles published in the July 2016 (vol. 94, #3) edition of the Journal of Counseling & Development. read more »

September 15-17, 2017

ARCA Conference 2017

CACREP workshops and sessions at ARCA 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL read more »

October 5-8, 2017

ACES Conference Sessions October 2017

CACREP workshops and sessions at ACES 2017 Conference in Chicago, IL read more »

Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:00-11:00 AM

Fall 2017 NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Rehabilitation Education Conference

CACREP will be holding a ‘Table Talk’ session at the Fall 2017 NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia. read more »

How to Write a CACREP Self-Study Workshop Sessions

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has scheduled a Self-Study workshop. read more »