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