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Why Attend an Accredited Program?

Benefits of Attending an Accredited Counseling Program

Accredited Programs provide the following to students:

  • recognition that the program has been evaluated and meets or exceeds national standards
  • knowledge that the graduate has met prerequisites for credentialing and is ready for entry into professional practice
  • understanding that the focus of the program will be on professional counseling, not psychology, education or other helping professions

“I chose to attend a CACREP accredited program for two reasons: First, being a career-changer, I was very unfamiliar with the field and the CACREP accreditation gave me some reassurance that I would be getting the education that I needed. Second, I was aware that given the accreditation, I would experience fewer obstacles to gaining licensure.”

– Student at the University of Colorado, Denver