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New Policy on Institutional Accreditation

03/04/2013
  1. When an institution that offers CACREP accredited programs either voluntarily withdraws from or has its accredited status revoked by a recognized regional and/or national institutional accreditor, its CACREP programs are no longer in compliance with CACREP’s eligibility requirements.  These actions will, therefore, result in the immediate loss of CACREP accreditation for its counseling programs. It is further expected that students in the CACREP programs would have been previously notified by program faculty that the loss of the institution’s accredited status would also result in the immediate loss of CACREP accreditation for the programs.
  2. When an institution that offers CACREP accredited programs is placed on probation or has its accredited status placed in suspended status by a recognized regional and/or national institutional accreditor, the program must notify CACREP immediately.  The notification should include information on how the program will maintain compliance with the CACREP Standards during the time period related to the probation or suspension timelines.  The institution is further expected to notify all students and prospective students of the potential loss of the institution’s accredited status, which could result in the loss of CACREP accreditation, too.
  3. When an institution that offers CACREP accredited programs is under continued review by a recognized regional and/or national institutional accreditor that has taken adverse action(s) with regard to the institution’s accredited status and the final outcome of the adverse action(s) remains unresolved at the time that the CACREP programs are due to be reviewed, CACREP may, upon request, extend the current accreditation cycle of the programs as long as the programs can demonstrate continued viability until a final decision has been made regarding the accredited status of the institution.  Programs must inform potential and current students of the possible loss of CACREP accreditation under these circumstances.