Directory FAQs

Directory FAQs

How do I print the whole directory?

The easiest way to export the results of any search you do in the directory is select all the relevant search criteria and then at the bottom of the “filter” panel select “EXPORT A CSV.”  This will download a file you can veiw in Excel with all of the program information you had been reviewing online.

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How do I find online programs?

In the “Filter” panel there is a drop down box called “program characteristics.” Under this drop down select “online”  This will give you a listing of all online programs in every program area (e.g., School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling.)  You can then narrow down your search to other categories as well.

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What does CC, SC, etc mean?

These are abbreviations for the titles of programs CACREP accredits.

AC – addiction counseling

CC – community Counseling

ClC – college counseling

CMHC – clinical mental health counseling

CrC – career Counseling

GC – gerontological counseling

MFC – marriage and family counseling

MHC – mental health counseling

SA – student affairs

SC – school counseling

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What do the dates start and cycle end date in the listing mean?

The first date listed is the first date that students are recognized as CACREP graduates based on when the program was initially accredited.  If it is more than eight years ago, it means the program is on at least its second accreditation with CACREP.  When a program applies for accreditation, the entire cycle is eight years before it has to apply again.

The second date is when the current accreditation cycle expires.  This date could reflect when the institution will have another self-study reviewed or it could mean that the program has in Interim Report due, to address some conditions attached to the accreditation.

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What about programs outside the US?

CACREP does not currently accredit any programs outside the United States and its territories.  You can take a look at the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) which has an approval process for international programs.

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