Excellence in Counselor Education since 1981

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.

More and more programs are seeking CACREP accreditation. There are over 880 specialty areas and programs at 406 colleges and universities, and counting!

The 2023 Standards Revision Process

The 2023 Standards Revision Committee has begun the process of reviewing and revising the 2023 Standards. Future annoucements and opportunities for feedback will be forthcoming. Read More

The 2023 Standards Revision Process
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CACREP Mourns Loss of Two Strong Supporters

CACREP is saddened by and mourns the loss of two strong supporters of CACREP and professional counselor education accreditation.

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Board Openings Beginning 2022

CACREP Announces Board openings for two Counselor Educator positions and a Counseling Practitioner position beginning July 1, 2022.  Opportunities for Counselors and Counselor Educators to serve on the CACREP Board.

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2020-2021 Leadership Essay Contest: Co-sponsored by CACREP and CSI

For the seventh year, CACREP and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) have co-sponsored a Leadership Essay Contest.

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How to Write A CACREP Self-Study September Workshop
Wednesday, September 1 — Thursday, September 2, 2021

This Workshop is Now Full.

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How to Write A CACREP Self-Study Workshop ACES National Conference 2021
Monday, October 6, 2121
8:00am — 4:00pm

This hands-on workshop will address the process of preparing to write your CACREP Self-Study.

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How to Write A CACREP Self-Study November Workshop
Wednesday, November 3 — Thursday, November 4, 2021

This workshop is now Full.

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